Freddie is a young pianist (only 13 years old) who began learning the piano aged 4½ and (whilst living in China) soon achieved recognition for his pianistic skill and dedication. On returning to England he became a pupil of Mary Methuen and at the age of 11 achieved Grade 8 (with distinction).
Since then, he has felt encouraged to enter piano competitions to expand his musical experience. In the Bournemouth Music festival he achieved first place in serveral classes including the Classical Sonata competition. In the Kent Festival of music, speech and drama, he won two first prizes included the prestigious Piano Solo class for 13-19 years. In the Mid-Sussex Music festival, he achieved first place in the Piano solo for up to 13 years. He received commendations as a participant in the Kent International Piano Courses 2015, including those from international artist and Masterclass guest Joanna MacGregor.
In addition to his regular pianistic development he also devotes his time to wider musical activities, accompanying a choir and giving informal recitals and performances, attracting great commendation from his various audiences.
Freddie is also a keen mathematician and chess player. Despite his age, he has qualified for the British Mathematical Olympiad and he is a former London Under-12 Chess champion and now competing at senior level.
We are delighted that Freddie has agreed to perform with us this January, and look forward to a stunning performance of Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 2, accompanied by the orchestra.