Nick Salwey – Accompanist

Nick Salwey graduated from Oxford University in 1990 with a First in Music, whilst also gaining piano performers’ diplomas from the Royal College and the Guildhall School of Music, studying the piano at the Guildhall with John York, and performing a number of Mozart and Beethoven concertos. After a Masters in Politics from the LSE and working at the European Commission in Brussels, Nick soon made a rapid return to music, teaching piano, composition, academic music and coaching chamber music at Eton, Winchester College, and at Oxford, where he was a Lecturer at New College. Also working as a European tour guide during the holidays, it took him seven years to complete his Doctorate – from Oxford in 2001 – with a weighty tome on the emerging role of the piano in the late eighteenth-century, Pianist Envy?: The Piano in London Concert Life 1750-1800, about which he has published articles for academic journals in the UK and Austria. Nick has performed on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, ITV and Channel 4, has reviewed concerts for The Independent, books for the New York Observer and discs for International Record Review and International Piano magazines. In 2002 he joined the full-time staff at Winchester College, where he is Deputy Master of Music and Head of Piano, and kept busy teaching academic classes, lots of piano pupils, and by a constant diet of wonderful chamber music and accompanying.