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Alison Farr

After attending Wells Cathedral School as a student of Hilary Coates, Alison Farr was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Christopher Elton and Martin Roscoe, graduating with a first class honours degree and a postgraduate diploma. Alison has won several prizes and competitions, including the Audi Junior Musician 1994, the UK section of the European Music for Youth Prize 1996 and the Piano section of BBC Young Musician 1998. She was a prize winner at the Olivier Messiaen International Competition in Paris in 2000 and a finalist at the Newport International Competition for Young Pianists in 2003. Alison enjoys a varied career of performing as both soloist and chamber musician, teaching and accompanying. As a soloist and chamber musician, Alison has performed at many prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls Croydon, St George’s Hall Bristol and at festivals including Brighton, Newbury, Two Moors, Chichester Festivities and Ribble Valley International Piano Week. She has performed as concerto soloist with orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony, the Ulster and the Royal Philharmonic Concert. Abroad she has performed in Moscow, Paris, the Gulf States and Israel.