Alicia Chaffey is a versatile classical pianist, teacher and accompanist based in London.
As a soloist, she has performed across the UK in venues including the Purcell Room and St. John’s Smith Square where she made her London concerto debut in 2013. Following her recent performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto her playing was described as ‘poised and polished with admirable clarity of finger work and variety of tone colour’ – Peter Hewitt, Chief Executive of Benslow Music Trust
Alicia is an experienced teacher who is passionate about providing a well-rounded musical education to her students. She combines her own love for music making and creative teaching approach to inspire students of all ages and abilities.
Alicia is a passionate chamber musician who performs in a voice and piano duo with mezzo-soprano Emma Lewis. She also has a growing curiosity for cross-art and multi-media collaboration and worked alongside with Matthew Farman in the short-film ‘Seeing Shapes’ that was later aired at the CineFringe Film Festival in 2010.
Alicia studied piano and violin at The Royal College of Music Junior Department and then studied piano with Nigel Clayton at the RCM whilst at university. In 2013, she graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a Bachelor of Music degree where she was twice winner of the annual concerto competition and recipient of the Dame Felicity Lott Bursary. She then went on to receive a Distinction on the Postgraduate Diploma course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire where she continues her postgraduate studies with Italian concert pianist Gabriele Baldocci.