Ann Martin-Davis

Ann Martin-Davis

A distinguished scholar and pianist’ Gramophone Magazine
'Musical Highlight of the week' The Times

Ann Martin-Davis is an internationally acclaimed pianist, teacher and researcher, playing, coaching and also conducting seminars in continued professional development for piano teachers throughout the world.

Ann Martin-Davis' touring and ongoing research (she is the Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford Faculty of Music) have enabled her to offer students practical, empathic and inspirational classes, coaching supervision and direction.

Her students have won the European Piano Teachers Association Competition, the Oxford Philomusica Concerto Competition and they have also enjoyed successes in the BBC Young Musician of the Year, the CIPC Young Artists Competition, Cleveland. They regularly win scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate study at leading conservatoires and universities both in the UK and abroad.

She is a teacher at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and she also teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students at the University of Oxford.

As well as being an experienced presenter, having given numerous lecture recitals and presented seminars for ABRSM throughout SE Asia, she is also an examiner and trainer for the ABRSM.

Her innovative programmes have ‘reinvigorated chamber music’ (The Times) and her work in this area was recognized by the Royal Philharmonic Society when her touring programme 'Sound Bites' was nominated alongside Glyndebourne Opera for the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Audience Development Award, who described her as ‘a compelling ambassador for music.

The Piano Festival is hosted by Salesian College Farnborough.

The McGuinness Music School offers the perfect ambience for our Festival and we are grateful to have the use of their Steinway Grand Piano as well as the printing of our syllabus and programmes.

Salesian College is an independent Catholic Grammar School for boys from 11 to 16 with a co-educational Sixth Form. Founded in 1901 it has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in academic, cultural, physical and all-round achievement.

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