The Unacclaimed Accompanist

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There is far more to piano accompaniment than meets the ear or eye. Vocal celebrities are reliant on an accompanist’s skills in indisputably great music composed for an equal partnership of voice and piano, and yet the hard-working pianist’s public profile seldom matches that of the singer. Skills developed over many years are often accorded faint praise and small fees. 

Graham Johnson examines a problematic profession that continues to attract many gifted young pianists to its ranks and asks why.

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Professor Graham Johnson OBE

Graham Johnson is a British classical pianist and Lieder accompanist. He is Senior Professor of Accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Harriet Burns

Harriet is studying with Yvonne Kenny at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Opera Course programme.

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