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Craig White / Photo: David Šavli

Craig White

Craig White

piano

Craig White gained a BA in Music at St Catherine’s College, Oxford in 2005. Following a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Michael Dussek and Diana Ketler, he was also a Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Conservatory of Music. His Wigmore Hall debut was in October 2010, with oboist James Turnbull. In 2011, he toured Japan with soprano Erika Colon, and conducted London Youth Opera's The Magic Flute. In 2012, Craig won the accompanist prize at the centenary Kathleen Ferrier Awards, following accompanist prizes at the Thelma King Awards, Great Elm Vocal Awards and AESS Finals. In 2014, he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Craig White has worked as an official accompanist at a number of International Music Academies including the Schiermonnikoog Kamermuziek masterclasses in Holland, Rencontres Musicales Internationales D'Enghien in Belgium and the Lake Ossiach Masterclasses in Austria. In 2017, he adjudicated the Con Brio Piano Competition in Mumbai, India and for the past two years has been Official Accompanist for the Summer Academy Voksenåsen in Oslo, Norway. He has also worked at the Aix-en-Provence Académie, collaborating with artists such as Dame Kiri te Kanawa and Waltraud Meier.

Much in demand as a chamber musician and accompanist for singers and instrumentalists, Craig White spent 2015 living in Germany, working for the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. He also toured the UK with Russian violinist Adelia Myslov and appeared with Soprano Eleanor Dennis performing Mozart arias for the BBC programme "The Joy of Mozart". In 2018, he performed on BBC Radio 3 in a live soundtrack performance of Daniel Elms’ ‘Bethia’ as part of the Hull New Music Biennial. Craig White also works as an arranger for different combinations of strings and piano.

Last update: March 2019