Imy is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher and pianist based in East Didsbury. She is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she studied with Dina Parakhina. She has previously studied at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music in London, Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and abroad in Italy.
At the RNCM she undertook a specialist teacher-training course run by the former deputy head of keyboard and expert pedagogue, Helen Krizos. Through this course she has had the opportunity to teach piano at a primary school in Levenshulme and taught on the piano teaching scheme at the RNCM. She has also taught at various levels privately.
Whilst being a student at the RNCM she has had the opportunity to have masterclasses and lessons from many renowned pianists including Jean Efflam Bavouzet, Katherine Stott, Piers Lane, Philippe Cassard and Martin Roscoe. In her first year she was awarded the Shirley Cattarall Prize for the highest piano recital mark in her year. She was also awarded the RNCM Chopin Prize.
Imy is an experienced performer and has given many recitals around the UK. She has performed in major venues such as the Wigmore Hall (Jacques Samuels Junior Department piano competition winner's concert), Wales Millennium Centre and the Bridgewater Hall. She made her concerto debut at the age of 17 with the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra playing Mozart's Piano Concerto no.9.
As well as being a soloist, Imy enjoys chamber music and is in demand as an accompanist. She is part of the Alegria Piano Trio which was formed at the RNCM in 2015.
By drawing on her varied experience of different teaching methods and experience of being an active performer, Imy is able to teach all abilities whether it be a complete beginner or an advanced pianist. She is passionate about music and is committed to sharing this to as many others as possible!
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