OSO Soloist: Harry Nowakowski-Fox
British pianist Harry Nowakowski-Fox has already established an exciting concert career as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed at numerous London venues, including St Lawrence Jewry, Steinway Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Duke’s Hall, St Mary Abbots, Cadogan Hall and the Wigmore Hall. Harry gained a scholarship at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester at the age of eight, and began studying with Nigel Pitceathly. His time at Chetham’s and work with Nigel was crucial to his development as a young pianist. He also gained important early experience as a performer. Whilst studying at Chetham’s, Harry performed in numerous concerts in and around Manchester. At the age of nine, he appeared in a documentary for Channel Four about how young pianists master the technical foundations. In 2001, aged 13, he gave his concerto debut with the Rochdale Youth Orchestra, performing Grieg’s piano concerto in A minor. Harry became a foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music in 2005 and began studying there under Yonty Solomon and Niel Immelman. Major successes include a live broadcast from the Manhattan School of Music for the 2008 Singapore Digital Media Festival and 1st prize in the concerto class at the Marlow Music Festival with Rachmaninoff’s 2nd piano concerto. In 2010, Harry won an all-expenses-paid trip to Colorado, USA to perform Chopin´s 1st piano concerto with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra. He was also the 2010 winner of the prestigious Derek Butler London Prize, held in the Wigmore Hall. Harry was awarded a Kendall Taylor scholarship at the Royal College of Music, where he studied under Professor Dina Parakhina, and graduated in July 2013 with an MMus in Performance. He has recently become a Young Steinway Artist. Harry would like to thank the following trusts for their financial support: The Royal College of Music Foundation Scholarship, the Michael Whittaker Scholarship, the Entwistle Gallery London, the Trinity College of Music Masters Scholarship, the Derek Butler London Scholarship and the RCM Kendall Taylor Scholarship.
Concerts where Harry Nowakowski-Fox played: