Stewart Death- Piano accompanist
Stewart Death began his formal musical training at City University studying piano with Alan Schiller at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating with a BSc(Hons) in music, he entered the Royal Northern College of Music to study piano accompaniment with David Lloyd gaining the prestigious Professional Performers Diploma. Since leaving college he has toured throughout Europe with the Concordia Opera Trio and has been heard as an accompanist on Classic F.M, B.B.C Radio and Independent Television. He has worked as an accompanist for Welsh National Opera and has recorded several compact discs with many different artistes including Stephen Mead, Roger Webster, Simone Rebello and Andrew Berryman. He has appeared at many top venues including the Purcell Room, St. David’s Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Barbican Centre.
In 1991, he founded Travelling by Tuba a musical duo who currently perform in excess of 200 concerts a year. This consists of about 30 recitals and 170 educational performances. Their extensive recital schedule has included many concerts at music clubs and festivals throughout the UK, recitals at the Bridgewater Hall, St. David’s Hall and tours to Canada, America and Europe. In Carolina they gave the American premiere of ‘A Rhapsody for Tuba, Piano and Wind Orchestra’ by the Scottish composer Andrew Duncan with the USA Army Band (Pershings Own). They have recorded three compact discs as well as having a series of arrangements published. The group has appeared regularly on BBC Radio and television and for many of the independent networks.
Stewart is an accompanist member of The British Federation of Festivals and works regularly at festivals throughout the North West. As a teacher, Stewart has taught piano 2 days a week at Bolton School (Girls) for the last 31 years.