GRAHAM J. LLOYD
Graham J. Lloyd was born on the Wirral in 1963. He began his piano studies at the relatively late age of fourteen and only four years later gave his début recital in Liverpool, in a performance of Saint-Saënsʼs Carnaval des Animaux. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with the renowned Polish pianist Ryszard Bakst, and there, as a chamber musician, was coached by the late Denis Matthews. He has appeared as a soloist, a chamber musician, and, in particular, as an accompanist to many singers. His recording The Songs of Ian Venables received much critical acclaim, and his arrangement of four of Ian Venablesʼs songs for string quartet and tenor has been recently recorded on the Signum label. He has also recorded Venablesʼs music for strings and piano with members of the Coull Quartet on the Somm label. He combines a busy teaching career with performing, recording, adjudicating and arranging.