Alicia Chaffey

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Alicia is a classical pianist, teacher, mentor, collaborator and advocate of mental health, based in London.

Praised for her profound sensitivity, expressive touch and spellbinding performances, Alicia has given several recital tours around the UK and performed at St. John’s Smith Square, St-Martin-In-The-Field's, St. James’ Piccadilly and The Southbank Centre. She is an experienced concerto soloist made her London concerto debut in 2013 performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Royal Holloway Philharmonic Orchestra at St. John's Smith Square. She also performed Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto in 2015, her performance described as ‘poised and polished with admirable clarity of finger work and variety of tone colour’ by Peter Hewitt, Chief Executive of Benslow Music Trust.

With a love for chamber music and collaboration, Alicia performs in a number of ensembles and projects throughout the year. Alicia recently formed The Oizys Ensemble, a group of nine London-based classical musicians, co-founded with Marcus Feld (composer). The ensemble’s goal is to help raise awareness of mental health issues, open up conversations and break the stigma through their performances and the medium of The Arts. This May, the ensemble will have their debut performances at St. Mary’s Church in Ealing and Schott Music of London, and will also be releasing their own documentary sharing their personal stories in relation to music and mental health.

Alicia graduated with a Postgraduate Artist Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2017, where she studied with Gabriele Baldocci for three years. She also received coaching from Philip Fowke, Pascal Roge, Martino Tirimo, Eugene Asti, Peter Tuite, Rolf Hind and Margaret Fingerhut among others. Alicia previously studied with Nigel Clayton at The Royal College of Music, whilst undertaking a degree in music at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she won the Concerto Competition and awarded the prestigious Dame Felicity Lott Bursary, given to two final year students showing promise in a performance career. 

In her spare time, she volunteers at a Recovery café for mental health playing the piano and giving piano lessons to those struggling.