Our first Young Musician of the 2023 Harrogate Music Festival performs a recital in St. Wilfrid’s Church.
Doors will open at 10.30am. Seating is unreserved and Friends of the Festival will have priority entry.
Kindly supported by the Dorothy Parkinson Memorial Award for Young British Musicians.
St Wilfrid’s Church, Duchy Road, Harrogate, HG1 2EY
There is free on street parking along Duchy Road.
graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2019 achieving a Master’s degree with distinction. He studied with Benjamin Frith on a full scholarship as an ABRSM Scholar and won the Piano Recital Prize in 2018, the college’s highest award for piano playing. He was also awarded the Shirely Catarall Award and the Elsie Thurston Accompanist Prize.
Iwan has enjoyed success in national and international competitions; a finalist in the keyboard category at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition in 2016 and, in 2014, he won first prize at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the National Eisteddfod of Wales. He was also awarded Gregynog Young Pianist of the Year in 2013.
Iwan has participated in masterclasses given by renowned pianists including Paul Badura-Skoda, Peter Frankl, John Perry, Nelson Goerner, Pascal Rogé, Phillippe Cassard, Vovka Ashkenazy, Kathryn Stott, David Owen Norris and Stefano Fiuzzi. He has also received chamber music coaching from Susan Tomes, Peter Cropper, Petr Prause, Natalie Klouda, Leonard Elschenbroich and Qian Wu.
Iwan also has much experience as a chamber musician and accompanist. He joined Ensemble Cymru in 2019, an ensemble focused on bringing chamber music to audiences in and around Wales, and was accepted on to the Live Music Now scheme in 2016. He has also enjoyed working closely with many of the RNCM’s vocal teachers, including Louise Winter, Sandra Dugdale, Susan Roper and Mathew Best.