The Scottish-born pianist Norman Beedie was one of the last students of the great musician and teacher, Nadia Boulanger, who described him as “a real artist, a real musician!” A United Kingdom national prizewinner, he has since performed as concerto soloist, in chamber music, and as an accompanist to instrumentalists as well as singers in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Far East. He is also an orchestral, operatic and choral conductor of distinction with an extremely varied repertoire, including Lyatoshinsky’s Second Symphony and Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite. He conducted the first Ukrainian performance of Rubbra’s Violin Concerto and the United Kingdom première of Dmitri-Missis Plessas’ oratorio St Paul. Norman Beedie is a sought-after teacher, mentor and educator—many of his students have won prizes in international competitions—and is at present developing Improvisation as a core subject for musicians at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has given masterclasses in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Far East and the United States.