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Reid's career to date has shown him to be a pianist of notable versatility
and range, with wide experience as an outstanding chamber musician, song accompanist,
soloist and exponent of new music.
of the 2011-12 season have included a Brahms and Schumann series in Bruges, London
and Manchester with The Sixteen; recitals to mark Kathleen Ferrier's centenary
at Wigmore Hall (in a programme devised by Graham Johnson), and with mezzo Diana
Moore and reader Brian Kay, at The Sage, Gateshead and Bridgewater Hall; and concerts
at Wigmore Hall and Kings Place with Aurora Orchestra principals, clarinettist
Sarah Williamson and violist Maxim Rysanov. In February 2013, he curates a series
at Kings Place for the Britten centenary and takes up a residency at the Banff
Centre in Canada.
recital, he has worked with artists including singers Joan Rodgers, Dame Felicity
Lott, Lucy Crowe, Nicholas Mulroy and William Berger; instrumentalists Thomas
Gould, Adam Walker, Alexander Baillie, Alison Balsom, Gemma Rosefield, Jennifer
Pike, Timothy Orpen, Oliver Coates and William Bennett; as well as with groups
including the Barbirolli Quartet, the Emanuel Ensemble, the Aurora Wind Ensemble
and members of the Northern Sinfonia and the Britten Sinfonia. He has given recitals
at the major London venues; in recent seasons he has also made debuts at Bridgewater
Hall; The Sage Centre, Gateshead; Salisbury Cathedral (a solo recital as part
of the 750th anniversary celebrations); the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and in Italy,
Switzerland, Germany (Mecklenburg Festival), France, Slovenia (Maribor Festival),
Denmark (the Langvad Chamber Music 'Jamboree') and the Middle East. He has given
numerous concerts at festivals and music clubs across the UK, often under the
auspices of YCAT and the Tillett and Countess of Munster trusts.
He was a founder member of the contemporary chamber music group Radius
and has also worked with the Ossian Ensemble and Lontano. At the centre of this
work, he has given over fifteen first performances by composers including Ian
Vine, Errollyn Wallen, Raymond Yiu and members of the Camberwell Composers Collective.
He enjoys ongoing collaborations with Martin Suckling, whose set of Songs Without
Words he commissioned and performed at the 2010 Chelsea Schubert Festival;
and Emily Hall, whose Love Songs he has played at the Aldeburgh Faster
than Sound and Latitude Festivals, and whose Life Cycle he premiered (with
cellist Oliver Coates and singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle) during 2011 at the South
Bank and at Opera North. He is a principal player of the Aurora Orchestra, with
whom he has appeared at the Aldeburgh Festival, at King's Place (in Mozart, Janácek
and Nico Muhly residencies), the BBC Proms and the Proms Plus series (as part
of the Inspire competition for young composers).
has recorded numerous times for Radio 3. Releases on disc include premiere recordings
of music by York Bowen (works for two pianos with Michael Dussek for Dutton Epoch),
Clifford Benson (for Landor Records), Rhian Samuel (for Deux Elles), Charles Camilleri
(for Divine Art) and Nico Muhly (with Aurora for Decca). A disc of trios and duos
with the Emanuel Ensemble - including rarely-heard music by Louise Farrenc and
Nikolai Kapustin - was released in 2011 to critical acclaim.
Reid read music and musicology at Clare College, Cambridge, before taking up a
scholarship to study with Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music. He has
also taken lessons in song interpretation with Malcolm Martineau, in Amsterdam
with Rudolf Jansen and at the Britten-Pears School. While still a student, he
won the coveted Gerald Moore Award, as well as the pianist prizes at the Kathleen
Ferrier and Maggie Teyte competitions. He was awarded the Queen's Commendation
for Excellence on graduating, and is now an Associate of the RAM. He currently
works with Christine Croshaw.