Piano: Grieg Concerto - 3rd March 2024
British pianist Samantha Clunies-Ross has performed in concert venues across the United Kingdom and internationally, highlights including St James’ Church Piccadilly, the Southbank Centre, Milton Court Concert Hall, Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy and the Black Box Theatre in New York City.
At the age of 16, Samantha made her concerto debut in London with the Vanbrugh Ensemble playing Mozart Piano Concerto No.20. Further collaborations include performances of the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2 with the Watford Symphony Orchestra and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the London International Concert Orchestra.
Samantha has had masterclasses with pianists such as Peter Nagy, Christopher Elton, Kathryn Stott, Dimitri Alexeev, Peter Bithel, Steven Osbourne and Paul Roberts.
When Samantha was 7 she was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. At the age of 12, she continued her musical studies at the Purcell School in London under the guidance of Rustem Hayroudinoff and Andrew Ball. Samantha received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Philip Jenkins and was awarded a scholarship to continue studying there for her Master of Music Degree, graduating in 2018.
In 2018, Samantha took up a scholarship to study at New York University Steinhardt School where she obtained an advanced certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy under the tutelage of world renowned pianist Eteri Andjaparidze. At NYU, Samantha also taught Piano to the undergraduate music majors.
Aside from her performing career, Samantha is a sought after teacher, and since returning to the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic, she has opened up a successful private piano studio.