TONIGHT: Join us live on Zoom for a Virtual Piano Accompaniment workshop with Steinway Artist Dominic Ferris

14 July 2021
By Ellie Palmer
The pianist will also be joined by soprano singer Georgi Mottram for the event, which will be filmed live from London's Steinway Hall


Renowned Soprano singer Georgi Mottram will join Dominic Ferris for Pianist's Online Piano Accompaniment Workshop tonight.

The workshop, which will be streamed live on Zoom, is set to be filmed at London's prestigious Steinway Hall. The pair will cover the following topics:

✔ How to be on the same musical wavelength as your soloist so that the ensemble appears relaxed and syncronised
✔ How to make your soloist feel at ease by providing a musical comfort blanket, allowing them to feel musically supported
✔ How to engage your 'safety radar' enabling you to help your soloist out of a memory slip or a lapse in concentration
✔ How to use the piano to represent contrasting orchestral timbres as though simulating strings, woodwind etc
✔ How to make the most out of the piano writing by knowing when to follow the soloist and when to momentarily 'become' the soloist


The pair have performed together numerous times


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Mottram is a Classic Brit Award Nominee, and her debut single shot to No.1 in the iTunes Official Classical Charts in May 2021. As a versatile artist who studied opera, she has performed Opera Galas alongside Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, performed at BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night, Broadway's 54 Below, West End (Adelphi, Charing Cross Theatre, West End Live), supported Russell Watson and the LSO at the Proms on Thames and has sung live on BBC One and Channel 4.

She currently lectures at TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is a certified Breathwork Practitioner. 

As a certified Breathwork Practitioner, she will be sharing some tips on how breath-work can promote relaxation and combat anxiety and tension during rehearsal and performance.

The pair will round off the workshop with a special performance.

This webinar is the third in a three-part series of piano webinars all hosted by Dominic Ferris. The first session, held on 25 May, looked at tips and advice on how to play Gershwin's famous Three Preludes. The second session, held on 22 June, delved into the topic of piano performance anxiety.

Full details and tickets can be found below. See you there!