Accompanist and Pianist

Rupert first played a Diabelli piano duet in public when he was 6 and since then has enjoyed the thrill and challenge of seeing what a piano can do! While he has given solo performances (Mozart Concerti and works by Ireland, Brahms, Messiaen and many others), it is in partnership with others that he finds an even greater depth of musical endeavour.

He has worked as a duet-pianist and two-piano artist in works such as Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen, Debussy’s En Blanc et Noir, Leighton’s Duet Sonata and Rodney Bennett’s Capriccio as well as all the standard repertoire by composers such as Rachmaninov, Ravel, Grainger, Saint-Saens, Mozart, Poulenc, Milhaud, Dohnanyi, Schubert and Lutoslawski.

Rupert has also played piano for numerous string and wind ensembles in works by Beethoven, Mozart, Reinecke, Poulenc, Jacob, Handel, Bach, Strauss, Brahms and others. As an organist, Rupert is often called upon to work with Brass Groups too, and he has performed many magnificently majestic works for trumpets in churches and abbeys across the UK.

As an accompanist, Rupert has performed widely with a huge repertoire from the old masters to contemporary works, having been on the staff of the Birmingham Conservatoire for some years. Ades, Macmillan, Nyman, Part are just a few major composers who Rupert enjoys tackling and his adept programming ensures that each piece offers fresh perspectives. He has worked with Live Music Now!, the Council for Music in Hospitals, the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival and many others.

Rupert also has worked extensively as a music adjudicator in a wide variety of environments, from a city music festival to a school keyboard eisteddfod, from a choral celebration to an organ competition.