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Michael Pandya

 

Winner of the Pianist Prize at the 2019 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, Michael Pandya is an increasingly sought-after pianist specialising in song and chamber music.

 

Currently a pianist at the Bayerische Staatsoper, he has appeared in performance alongside many high-calibre musicians including Graham Johnson, Željko Lučić, Jonathan Lemalu, Robin Tritschler, Harriet Burns and William Thomas, and has performed all across the UK, in Europe and in the USA.

Michael has also been awarded accompaniment prizes at the Gerald Moore Award, Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards.

Highlights of recent seasons include performances at the Wigmore Hall, Bayerische Staatsoper, KlavierFestRuhr, Oxford Lieder Festival, Newbury Spring Festival, Royal Overseas-League London, Hinchingbrooke Bösendorfer Series, the Barbican Hall, Leeds Lieder Festival, and several live performances on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. Michael is a Samling Artist, as well as being a regular pianist for the Samling Academy. He has given recitals for the Park Lane Group and the Concordia Foundation, and has received the Graham Johnson Fellowship at SongFest, Los Angeles.

Also an experienced vocal coach and repetiteur, Michael is into his third season as a Young Artist at the Bayerische Staatsoper, as well as being regularly employed by the International Meistersinger Akademie and the Georg Solti Accademia. He also worked as a repetiteur for New Chamber Opera for two years, directing, coaching and conducting numerous productions.

Michael studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music and University of Oxford. Teachers have included Graham Johnson, Julius Drake, Michael Dussek, James Baillieu, Ian Brown, Caroline Palmer and Sholto Kynoch.

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Botschaft (with Hiroshi Amako - tenor)Johannes Brahms
00:00 / 01:58

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L'Absent (with Harriet Burns - soprano)Gabriel Fauré
00:00 / 04:12
Mazurka (with William Thomas - bass)Francis Poulanc
00:00 / 03:19
 

Roger Quilter

Three Shakespeare Songs op. 6

 

With Caspar Singh, tenor

Bayerische Staatsoper, 2021

Composer

Song name

With Harriet Burns (soprano)

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition Semi-Final

Roger Quilter

Three Shakespeare Songs op. 6

 

With Caspar Singh, tenor

Bayerische Staatsoper, 2021

Composer

Song name

With Harriet Burns (soprano)

2019 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition Semi-Final

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Song recital | Songs by Benjamin Britten 
St Markus Kirche, Munich
05
Mar.
 
Cembalo in Haydn’s L’Infedelta Delusa
Cuvillé Theater, Munich
19-29
Mar.
Chamber recital | Cello and Piano, Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata 
Bournemouth, UK
24
Apr.
Song recital | Opernstudio Porträtkonzert 
Künstlerhaus, Munich
08
May
Song recital | Ensemble Schubert Lieder
Kloster Andechs, Munich
05
Jun.
Song recital | Schubertiade 
Kloster Andechs, Munich
05
Jun.
Opernstudio Festspiele Concert 
Kloster Andechs, Munich
04
Jul.
Pianist of International Meistersinger Akademie
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
05
Jun.

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Michael is available as a recital pianist, répétiteur and vocal coach.

 

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