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Piano, Piano Accompaniment & Répétiteur


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Karim Said ‘In my last two years at the Purcell School I started to work with my teacher, Tatiana Sarkissova, who is a constant inspiration for me. I wanted to continue studying with her, so the Academy was an obvious choice for me. When I realised how much freedom I would have here, it certainly added to the attraction and reconfirmed my decision. Now, towards the end of my fourth year, the way that the Academy caters for us all as individuals — as well as its impressive faculty — have proved that it’s the right institution for me.


Another great thing here is the number of interesting performers who come in to work with us. As well as our regular professors, I’ve taken part in masterclasses with Robert Levin, Boris Berman and


Pascal Devoyon. I’ve been able to experiment with several ensembles, and last year I represented the Academy in Korea in several performances as a member of a piano trio which was set up here.


Outside the Academy, I’ve had some wonderful performing experiences in European venues with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan orchestra on tour, at the Barbican with Sir Colin Davis, and in Dubai with the English Chamber Orchestra. I hope that the future will offer similar opportunities and enable me to launch a career as a concert pianist.‘


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