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“An outstanding artist”. BBC Music Magazine

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“This is a tremendous disc, brimful of joy from the first note to the last.” Recording of the Week-Classic FM, Pianodao Recording of the Month September 2022

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“A reading whose intelligence and empathy yield to no rivals.” Gramophone

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“Michael Dussek negotiates the note-splattered Scharwenkian terrain with infectious bravado and sensitivity.” BBC Music Magazine 5-star recording

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“One of the newest inductees in our Classical Hall of Fame.” Fanfare

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"Une liquidité de toucher d'une lumière extraordinaire." Répertoire

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“Michael Dussek is clearly equally at home whether as a chamber musician or as a flamboyant concerto soloist”. International Record Review

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“The most consistently fine duo partner of his generation.” Classical Music

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“Michael Dussek is nothing less than amazing.” Fanfare

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“Michael Dussek was in complete control of his virtuoso piano part.” The Times

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“Both (Roderick) Williams and Dussek rise to tremendous heights of eloquent expression… Williams has never done anything finer.” Opera Today 2020

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“…Michael Dussek, whose innate musicality and instrumental command are evident from first note to last”. BBC Music Magazine

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“Michael Dussek’s lovely accompaniment achieved a balance of shining precision.” Daily Telegraph

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“Michael Dussek’s accompaniments are a model of scrupulous musicality.” Gramophone.

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“(Krysia) Osostowicz and Dussek make out the strongest imaginable case for Rubbra’s neglected violin works." BBC Music Magazine 5-star recording



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“Endymion, that marvellous champion of new (and old) chamber music.” BBC Music magazine, 5-star recording.

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“A new coupling of Arensky’s two Piano Trios to set alongside the very best”. Gramophone

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“An acclaimed ensemble… A technically immaculate and expressive rendition of Schubert’s Trio in B flat major.” The Strad

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The cellist Margaret Powell and her husband Michael Dussek blended to perfection.” The Times

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“Michael Dussek is a real find.” Classical Music January 1980

Michael Dussek’s Students


Michael Dussek teaches Piano Accompaniment and Chamber Music at London’s Royal Academy of Music, where he is now Geoffrey Parsons Professor of Ensemble Piano, having been Head of Piano Accompaniment for many years. He also teaches privately. Michael’s former students are now at the forefront of the British musical scene as song collaborators, chamber musicians, soloists, répétiteurs, conductors, teachers and festival directors. They have performed as concerto soloist at the Proms and the Royal Festival Hall, conducted at Covent Garden and New York’s Metropolitan Opera, and are frequent recitalists at the world’s major concert venues, receiving the highest critical accolades. 
 
His students have been selected as BBC New Generation Artists and have been winners of YCAT and of all the British Piano Accompaniment prizes, such as the Wigmore Hall, Kathleen Ferrier, Gerald Moore and Royal Overseas League Awards. They have also been successful in international competitions such as Das Lied, Copenhagen Lied Duo and Hugo Wolf Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst, Stuttgart.
 
Michael’s Chamber Music students at the Royal Academy of Music have won the following awards:

Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition
Osaka International Chamber Music Competition      
International Trio Competition of the Frankfurt Commerzbank
BBC New Generation Scheme
Young Concert Artists Trust
Philharmonia/Martin Musical Trust Chamber Music Award
Tillett Trust
Tunnell Trust
Parkhouse Award
Royal Overseas League Best Ensemble
Royal Overseas League Best Ensemble Pianist
Park Lane Group
Kirckman Concert Society
 
Michael Dussek has given Masterclasses in Berlin, Hannover, St Petersburg and Weimar; also at the China Central Conservatory in Beijing and Zhuhai Masterclasses.
 
In the UK he has taught at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Cambridge University and on the Tunnell Trust Chamber Music courses in Scotland. He has also given Masterclasses at the Royal College of Music and at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Purcell School.

Michael Dussek’s former students on the RAM Piano Accompaniment Course include:
Lynn Arnold (née Carter): Recordings of symphonies by Vaughan Williams and Walton for piano duo with Charles Matthews; Elgar Piano Quintet with Tippett Quartet; staff accompanist at RAM Junior Department.
Mark Austin: Recording of English Song with Anna Harvey; Artistic Director of Faust Chamber Orchestra; Conductor and Assistant Conductor at opera companies including Garsington, Grange Festival, Royal Opera House etc.
James Baillieu: Winner of Pianist’s Prizes in Wigmore Hall Song Competition, Das Lied etc. Winner YCAT. Partner to numerous singers including Lise Davidsen, performing in the world’s leading venues, e.g. New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
Johann Barnoin: Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist with Lorena Paz Nieto.
Zuzanna Basinska: Staff Pianist Universitἅt der Künste, Berlin.
Max Bilbe: Music staff, including conducting, Hannover Staatsoper. Previously at National Opera Studio. Winner Accompanist Prize in Emmy Destinn Competition.
Robert Bottriell: Co-Director of Postgraduate Opera Scenes and Vocal Coach Trinity Laban; Vocal coach at leading conservatoires and opera companies.
Libby Burgess: Partner to Marcus Farnsworth, winner of Wigmore Hall Song Competition. Founding Artistic Director of New Paths Festival. Performed Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues in UK’s 48 counties.
Frederick Brown: Répétiteur and Conductor at WNO, previously at Hamburg State Opera and National Opera Studio. Faculty member at RWCMD. Recitalist with leading singers.
Joseph Cavalli-Price: Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist with Angharrad Rowlands. Winner of Pianist Prize in Mozart Singing Competition and Kathleen Ferrier Junior Competition.
Yi-Shing Cheng: Pianist in Trio Opal, international prize-winners, including Audience Prize and 3rd Prize-winners in Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition. Wigmore Hall recitalist with tenor Hiroshi Amako.
Alastair Chilvers: Samling Artist, Solti Academy Alumnus. Artistic Director Cambridge Youth Opera.
Joana David: Répétiteur Lisbon Opera House, Accompanist Lisbon Superior School of Music. Concert and recording artist.
Robin Davis: Music Director at Theatre Pforzheim. Previously at Salzburger Landestheater and Theater Dortmund, where he was a frequent concerto soloist. Winner of Kathleen Ferrier Accompanist Prize.
Finnegan Downie Dear: Pianist in Thomas Ades’ The Exterminating Angel, winner of Gerald Moore Award. Winner of International Mahler Conducting Competition. Has conducted at ROH, Staatsoper Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin.
Greg Drott: Britten-Pears Young Artist, Solti Academy Alumnus. Organist and academic.
Mateusz Duda: Competitor, Chopin International Piano Competition.
Iain Farrington: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Organist. Organ work “Voices of the World”commissioned by King Charles for Coronation. Piano transcriptions of Elgar symphonies.
Alastair Finlay: Winner of Pianist Prize, Junior Kathleen Ferrier Competition.
Manon Fischer-Dieskau: Prizewinner in Helmut Deutsch International Song Competition, soloist and partner to distinguished singers.
Matthew Fletcher: Winner of Das Lied, Kathleen Ferrier, Great Elm etc. Accompanist Prizes. Répétiteur at Glyndbourne; performances with Danielle de Niese, Dame Kiri Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen.
George Fradley: Has worked at RAM, RWCMD, WNO etc.
Jocelyn Freeman: Founder of Song Easel; International Prizewinner and recording collaborations with tenor Stuart Jackson; concert performances with Stephan Loges, Julien Van Mellaerts, Roderick Williams etc.
Rachel Fuller: Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Auckland; partner to leading singers in New Zealand.
Christopher Glynn: Partner to numerous outstanding singers and instrumentalists. Recordings with Rachel Podger (complete Beethoven violin/piano sonatas), Schubert Song Cycles etc. Director of Ryedale Festival.
Aron Goldin: Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist with Wonsick Oh; Homelands CD with Ian Bostridge, Jennifer France etc.
Richard Gowers: Duo partner to tenor Kieran Carrell. Distinguished organist.
Ellena Armelius (née Hale): Répétiteur Bergen National Opera, pianist in Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hannah Harnest: Widely travelled recitalist, festival participant including Bard College etc. Performed music of Wolfgang Rihm at New York’s DiMenna Center.
Yupeng He: Vocal Faculty Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music.
Edwige Herchenroder: Recitalist at Philharmonie de Paris, Festival d’Aix en Provence, Lille Opera, Oxford Lieder Festival. Répétiteur, Vocal Coach for Garsington Opera, Dutch National Opera, Royal Opera House etc.
Ben Holder: MD in West End productions etc.
Chris Hopkins: Répétiteur and conductor ENO. Principal conductor of English Sinfonia, and has worked at ROH, Glyndebourne Opera etc. Frequent Piano Concerto soloist (Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven).
Julia Hsu: Piano Fellow Bard College Conservatory of Music; piano duo partner to late Peter Serkin; Beethoven piano sonatas in National Recital Hall,Taipei; soloist with Tokyo Philharmonic orchestra under Oliver Knussen.
David Jenkin: Chamber musician, staff pianist at Queensland Conservatorium.
Yiwei Ji: Prize-winner in Welsh International Piano Accompaniment Competition.
Rita Kaufmann (née Zimmermann): Assistant Head of Music, Wiener Staatsoper. Former Head of Music at Stuttgart and Nuremberg opera. Répétiteur, vocal coach at Bayreuth for Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Frequent recitalist.
Somi Kim: Pianist in acclaimed NZ Trio. Winner of Gerald Moore Award, ROSL Accompanist Prize. Recording of Brahms Clarinet Sonatas with Joseph Shiner. Accomplished vocal collaborator, concerto soloist etc.
Ilan Kurtser: Winner Copenhagen Lied Duo Competition with Johannes Moore. Winner of Pianist Prize in Kathleen Ferrier, Bampton Classical Opera competitions; Samling Artist, Britten-Pears Young Artist.
Sholto Kynoch: Founder and Director of award-winning Oxford Lieder Festival. Partner to numerous distinguished singers including Dietrich Henschel, Anna Stéphany etc. Recording projects include complete Wolf Lieder.
Jonathan Lakeland: Associate Director Georg Solti Accademia, conductor and vocal coach to leading singers and international opera houses.
Simon Lane: Chamber musician, pianist partner to top string players.
Richard Leach: Répétiteur for leading British opera companies and conservatoires.
Seungwon Lee: Official pianist for Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition; partner to leading instrumentalists and singers.
Simon Lepper: Head of Collaborative Piano, RCM. Official Accompanist Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Recital partner to numerous leading singers and instrumentalists internationally. Multiple prize-winner.
Victor Lim: City Music Foundation Artist, Concerto soloist with BBC Philharmonic, Head of Keyboard Rossall School. Tunnell Trust Artist.
Stella Lorenz: Prizewinner Copenhagen Lied Duo Competition, recitalist in major venues.
Andrew Matthews-Owen: Recordings of Hoddinott with Claire Booth, Nicky Spence; Taliesins Songbook with Susan Bullock, Rebecca Evans, Natalya Romaniw etc. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music in Wales.
Benjamin Mead: Recordings with soprano Franziska Heinzen: Les Six, Women Composers, Lieder us um Tal; RAM Bicentenary Series recording with tenor Liam Bonthrone, Presto Editor’s Choice. Co-founder of Rhonefestival.
Joseph Middleton: “Rightful heir to legendary accompanist Gerald Moore.” Partner to numerous top international singers including Dame Sarah Connolly, Carolyn Sampson, Louise Alder, Mary Bevan etc. Multiple prize-winner.
Ciara Moroney: Collaborative pianist based in Ireland. Teacher/accompanist Cork School of Music.
Guy Murgatroyd: Soloist, Accompanist, Conductor, Arranger, specialist in exploring less-known repertoire. Musical Director of Rogue Opera.
Leo Nicholson: Winner of Accompanist Prize in Maureen Lehane Competition; member of Piano Circus; partner to distinguished wind players, staff pianist at leading institutions.
Teodora Oprişor: Partnership with baritone Michael Arivony, including Wigmore Hall recital. Winners of International Student LiedDuo Competition, Académie Orsay-Royamont etc. Heidelberg Lied Academy.
Michael Pandya: BBC New Generation Artist. Winner of Wigmore Hall, Ferrier, Maureen Lehane etc. Accompanist Prizes. Collaborator with outstanding young singers and instrumentalists. Vocal coach RCM.
Tom Primrose: Accompanist, répétiteur, conductor internationally, specialising in opera. Future plans include conducting Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress for the Grange Festival in 2024. BBC Radio 3 recitalist with tenor Ben Johnson.
Jack Redman: Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist with Clara Orif. Répétiteur Glyndebourne.
John Reid: Winner Ferrier, Gerald Moore prizes. Principal pianist in Aurora, performing Mozart concertos at Kings Place. Guest with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Samling Artist.
Philip Richardson: Répétiteur, vocal coach at Opera National de Paris and other international opera houses.
Cameron Richardson-Eames: Britten-Pears Young Artist, Rudolfe Kempe International Young Concert Artist, Park Lane Group Artist. Recitalist in major concert venues, vocal coach to West End/Broadway performers.
Mark Rogers: Duo partner to Florian Störtz, winner of Helmut Deutsch Competition. Winners of Etrillard Foundation Prize Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Voice-Piano Duo Competition.
Dominic Saunders: Founder member Jane’s Minstrels, duo partner to distinguished soprano Jane Manning. Contemporary music specialist playing with London Sinfonietta etc.
Richard Saxel: Highly praised solo pianos recordings -“enviable taste and clarity”, Gramophone. Chamber music collaborations and song accompanist to leading singers. Director of Music, Cranleigh School.
Colin Scott: Jette Parker Young Artist at ROH, Ballet Conductor/Pianist.
Peter Selwyn: Former Head of Music, Nuremberg Opera; Assistant Conductor Bayreuth Festival; Répétiteur ROH etc.
Keval Shah: Lecturer of Lied, Sibelius Academy; Recitals with Karita Mattila (Wigmore Hall),Theodore Platt (Winners of Hugo Wolf Duo Competition). Official Accompanist Wigmore Hall Song Competition.
Maya Soltan: Russian song specialist, accompanist and vocal coach. Staff pianist at RAM for Nuccia Focile.
Yu Su: Samling Artist, Répétiteur for leading opera companies including Holland Park Opera.
Susie Summers: Staff accompanist at RAM, RCM, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Official Accompanist for British Isles Music Festival. Recitalist, notably with violinist Berent Korfker.
Daniel Swain: Winner of ROSL Accompanist Prize. “Premier Award” in BBC Music Magazine, for chamber music of Imogen Holst with Courtlane Strings. Staff pianist at Purcell School and Junior RAM.
Sachika Taniyama: Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist with countertenor Justin Kim; Jean Meikle Prize for Best Duo with Kate Howden, Wigmore Hall Song Competition.
Maria Tarasewicz: International recitalist. Co-founder The Thinking Musician. Wigmore Hall recitals with cellist Jamal Aliyev. Park Lane Group Artist.
Rebecca Taylor: Winner Accompanist Prize in Maureen Lehane Competition. Performer and teacher.
Naoki Toyomura: Winner WPTA Indonesia International Piano Competition, Forte International Music Competition, New York. Collaborative pianist and teacher based in New Zealand.
Chad Vindin: Winner ROSL, Maureen Lehane Accompanist prizes. Partner to outstanding young singers. Vocal coach RAM.
NanNan Wang: Piano Accompaniment and Vocal Faculty, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing China. Teacher and recitalist.
Orly Watson: Organist at Dromore Cathedral, Official Accompanist at Queen’s University Belfast.
Christopher White: Head of Music Deutsch Oper Berlin. Worked as répétiteur and assistant conductor at Glyndebourne, Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals, and at Oper Frankfurt. Piano soloist and recital collaborator.
Craig White: Winner of Kathleen Ferrier, Great Elm Accompanist prizes. Staff pianist at RCM and GSMD. Recitalist, conductor and arranger.
Llýr Williams: Winner YCAT, BBC New Generation Artist. Solo recitalist at Edinburgh Festival, complete Beethoven Sonata cycle at Wigmore Hall etc. Official Accompanist Cardiff Singer of the World. “One of the truly great musicians of our time.” The Times
Di Wu: Solo Piano Faculty Wuhan Conservatory.
Michel Xie: York Bowen CD with violist Julie Park. Founder Rhinegold Chamber Music Festival. Collaborative Pianist, teacher Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Christine Zerafa: Selected artist for Park Lane Group, Tillett Trust, Making Music, Tunnell Trust. Duo with saxophonist Philip Attard.
Hanzhi Zhang: Tunnell Trust Artist with violinist Daniel Stroud.

RAM Chamber Music Students include:-
Kit Armstrong: Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart Violin Sonatas with Renaud Capuçon.
Inon Barnatan: Recording of Chopin and Rachmaninov Cello Sonatas with Alisa Weilerstein, Decca Classics.
Chiao-Ying Chang: Fournier Trio, winners of Parkhouse Award.
Jâms Coleman: Duo partner to cellist Laura van der Heijden, BBC Proms.
Simon Crawford-Phillips: Nash Ensemble, duo partner to violist Lawrence Power.
Gretel Dowdeswell: Founder member Gould Piano Trio, winners YCAT, Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
Nicola Eimer: Duo partner to leading instrumentalists.
Fiachra Garvey: Founder, Director of West Wicklow Festival.
Alexei Grynyuk: Duo/Trio partner to violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Isata Kanneh-Mason: Duo partner to cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, BBC Proms.
Ariel Lanyi: Winner YCAT, partner to leading young string players.
Daniel Lebhardt: Winner YCAT, duo with violinist Benjamin Baker.
Ji Liu: Winner YCAT, collaborative pianist, Head of Piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Amandine Savary: Trio Dali, International prizewinners in New York, Osaka, Frankfurt, Vienna.
Qian Wu: Sitkovetsky Trio, 1st Prize Commerzbank Chamber Music Competition. Lincoln Center Emerging Artist.

Private, Junior RAM students include:

Catherine Milledge: Collaborative Piano Tutor, Woodwind Accompanist RWCMD etc.
Alexander Soddy: Music Director Mannheim Opera; Conductor Salome ROH etc.
Robin Ticciati OBE: Music Director Glyndebourne, Deutsches-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin etc.

© 2024 Michael Dussek