Sally has performed as an accompanist throughout the UK and Europe, in venues including the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, Barbican and Windsor Castle. She has toured in Spain, Italy, Germany and China as accompanist to the Berkshire Youth Choir. She currently holds a full time position as Music Coordinator at Brunel University split between the Music and Theatre Departments and Brunel Arts Centre and continues to be a staff pianist for the London College of Music, Berkshire Maestros and Oxford Flute Summer School. Sally was a piano tutor, accompanist and lecturer in keyboard skills and piano pedagogy at Reading University for many years and staff accompanist for the RAF Central Band CPD schedule. She is Head of Piano for online board MTB Exams.
Sally has played for masterclasses given by many renowned musicians including Tasmin Little, Raphael Wallfisch, David Owen Norris, Jennifer Pike, John Wallace, Martin Owen, Michael Collins, George Caird, David Campbell, Laurence Perkins and many orchestral principals. She has accompanied many eminent flautists including Robert Winn, Wissam Boustany, Kate Hill, Ian Clarke, Katherine Kemler, Paul Edmund Davies and Jonathan Snowden.
Sally has performed numerous reduced orchestra operas in stately homes including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, La Boheme and La Traviata and has been Musical Director for more than 30 musical theatre productions including LCM’s Urine Town in 2018. She played in the film She’s Been Away directed by Sir Peter Hall and was a hand double playing Chopin in the last ever Poirot episode Curtains. Recordings include Elgar’s Trombone with Sue Addison and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Velvet Afternoon featuring original pieces for flute and piano composed and performed by John Hackett.
Radim studied at the Conservatory Kromeriz, Janacek Academy in Brno and Stavanger College in Norway and during his studies participated in masterclasses in London, Weimar and Paris. In 1998 he won first prize in the Anglo-Czechoslovak Music Competition in London and was a member of a prizewinning piano trio in Stavanger Chamber Music Festival. His varied career includes work as a soloist with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, as a recitalist and duo recitalist with international soloists such as Robert Winn, Denis Bouriakov, Janos Balint and Clara Novak. He currently works together with his wife Libuse, as pianist for Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and Lecturer at JAMU and the Brno Conservatoire.
There is insufficient space here to mention all the distinguished musicians and singers with whom pianist Richard Shaw has collaborated. He is a specialist in Chamber Music and accompanying and is staff accompanist at the Royal Academy of Music. He has a vast knowledge of the flute repertoire having worked as official accompanist for numerous flute conventions, competitions, recitals and recordings. Over a number of years, he has given generously of his time to young flautists, offering the same level of musical integrity and respect to the most inexperienced player as he does to professional musicians, literally accompanying each one on whatever musical journey they are making.