Alan Brown went on from early festival successes and membership of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain to study piano and cello with Ruth Harte and Lilly Phillips at the Royal Academy of Music. Whilst there he won many prizes, was awarded the prestigious Recital Diploma, and was proclaimed National Most Promising Pianist of the Year. He was also a finalist in the Royal Overseas League and National Federation of Music Societies awards and winner of the Hastings National Concerto Competition.
Since his acclaimed Wigmore Hall début, Alan has appeared many times in London, at the Purcell Room and the Fairfield Hall, and at other venues throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, as well as the Channel Islands and Australia.
Alan has a repertoire of over thirty concertos and has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Virtuosi of England and other orchestras, working frequently with the late Arthur Davison CBE. In May last year he gave a highly acclaimed performance of the concerto by Sir Arthur Bliss, and this year has performed Beethoven no. 3 in Grimsby, John Rand no. 3 in Guildford and the Emperor in Petersfield. He is also in great demand as duo partner to wind and string players, performing for many recitals, concerts and competitions in this country and in Germany. He has also performed the complete cycle of Beethoven violin and piano sonatas with Igor Ozim in Slovenia.
Alan gives much of his time to young students, and works as accompanist and coach at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In addition he has a regular summer commitment to international violin courses, working with Igor Ozim in Weimar, Salzburg, Bern and Slovenia.
Alan played the Bliss piano concerto with us in 2005 and the d’Albert piano concerto in 2011. We are delighted to be working with him again in July 2015 performing the World Premiere of John Rand’s 6th piano concert.