Alicia Chaffey is a versatile classical pianist, teacher and accompanist based in London.
Alicia a dedicated 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. As a soloist, she has given several recital tours around the UK and performed in venues including St-Martin-In-The-Field's, The Purcell Room (Southbank Centre) and St. John’s Smith Square. Alicia is an experienced concerto soloist and in 2013 made her London concerto debut performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Royal Holloway Philharmonic Orchestra at St. John's Smith Square. In 2015, Alicia performed Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto to high praise, 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, Alicia performs with pianist Marzia Hudajarova who formed as a piano duo in early 2017. Their adoration for the four-hand piano repertoire has led to the exploration of lesser known works of their native countries, The Netherlands and England, alongside the well-known repertoire. She also performs with mezzo-soprano Emma Lewis, who as a duo reached the Final of the English Song Competition performing a collection of songs by Herbert Howells. Alicia also has a growing curiosity for cross-art and multi-media collaboration and worked alongside Matthew Farman in the short-film ‘Seeing Shapes’ that was later aired at the CineFringe Film Festival.
Alicia graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2013. During her time at university, she studied with Nigel Clayton at The Royal College of Music. She was twice winner of the annual concerto competition and awarded the prestigious Dame Felicity Lott Bursary, given to one final year student showing promise in a performance career. She recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she held the Trinity College London scholarship. She studied with Italian concert pianist Gabriele Baldocci for three years on the Postgraduate Advanced Diploma course and received tuition from Philip Fowke, Pascal Roge, Martino Tirimo, Eugene Asti, Peter Tuite, Rolf Hind, and Margaret Fingerhut among others.