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Faculty of Music


Andrew West

How to Play a Piano: becoming familiar with a new instrument

Andrew West performs internationally as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. Longstanding partners include singers Mark Padmore, Hilary Summers and Roderick Williams, flautist Emily Beynon and clarinettist Emma Johnson. Recent recordings include Parry songs with Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist and Roderick Williams; and Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin with Robert Murray. Future projects include recitals with Mark Padmore at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Snape Maltings and the South of France; and a return visit to the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in August.

Andrew West read English at Clare College Cambridge before going on to study with Christopher Elton and John Streets at the Royal Academy of Music,  where he is now a professor of piano.

TICKETS: Students wishing to play at this event should apply to Maggie Faultless, Director of Performance. Email:

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016 - 16:00 to 18:00
Event location: 
4.00pm, West Road Concert Hall