Scottish pianist Colin J. Scott joins the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2014/15 Season, becoming the Programme's ballet pianist.
Scott studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music and since graduating has worked as a répétiteur for ballet companies and schools around the UK. Engagements include Hampson's Hansel and Gretel and Pastor's Romeo and Juliet for Scottish Ballet and freelance work with English National Ballet for classes and rehearsals of productions including Eagling's The Nutcracker, MacMillan's The Sleeping Beauty and Petipa's Le Corsaire. Schools Scott has played for include Elmhurst School for Dance, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre, Urdang Academy, Central School of Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance.
Scott is also a regular vocal accompanist and as a student appeared frequently with the Royal Academy Song Circle. He has since performed in venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Bishopsgate Institute, and as a soloist in a Messiaen Festival at Birmingham Town Hall. He has an active interest in composition, improvisation, song-writing and exploring new ways of creating music for dance.
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