British Pianist Guy Murgatroyd enjoys an international reputation as one of a leading generation of pianists pliable to many musical roles. Having worked with a diverse selection of performing musicians including Leslie Howard, Janis Kelly and George Vass along with contemporary composers including Rolf Hind, Edward Rushton and Nikolai Kapustin Guy is no stranger to most corners of both the solo and collaborative repertory.
Guy enrolled at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012 on a scholarship where his principle teachers were Victor Sangiorgio and Pascal Nemirowski. After achieving every major award for piano accompaniment during his time in Birmingham as well as academic tributes for gaining the highest BMus degree marks in his class he is now studying on a Postgraduate course under Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of music in London.
Guy teaches the piano at the North London Music School and is also director and founder of the song concert series London Art of Song Collective. Conceived to further the performance of contemporary art song it features over 50 singers who are hand-chosen for each project working in a repertoire of more than 450 composers and 25 languages. The collective also actively seeks new commissions from living composers to continue the legacy of the art song repertoire.
Recent projects include launch events for London Art of Song Collective in September 2017, a place on the 2017 Oxford Lieder Mastercourse with tenor Richard Robbins as well as a busy diary of solo, chamber and ensemble work both in the UK and abroad. A cathartic passion for collaboration between cross-artistic disciplines has led Guy to commission art installations for several of his recent solo recitals. Most recently this was with Textile Artist Pene Murgatroyd (also his mother) who created mixed media pieces in response to several solo programs including repertoire by Debussy (Prèludes Book II) and Chick Corea (Children’s songs).