Award-winning concert pianist, conductor and vocal coach Brian Stanborough is an expert in opera, operetta, music theatre (including Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein), song and Lieder. As well as English, he is fluent in German, French and Italian, and experienced in coaching opera singers in these languages.

Throughout a long and illustrious career he has coached the very highest rank of opera singers - names such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leontyne Price, Grace Bumbry, Montserrat Caballe, Marilyn Horne and Martina Arroyo.

"With his flawless technique he he makes every note vibrate, revealing a great poetic sensibility... His music-making has the violent tenderness that attends every birth or re-birth. The imperious, velvety chords that he draws from the piano transfigure the music like the sun breaking through the clouds."

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Forthcoming performances


Thursday 11th September, 8pm
Memorial Mass and concert for Catherine Grisel
Eglise Saint Martin
33310 Lormont
Programme: JS Bach, Liszt, Wagner, Gounod, Bizet, Franck
Brian Stanborough - piano
Hermine Hugeune - mezzo soprano
Sophie Bourgeois - soprano

Monday 19th November, 8pm
Piano recital
Concert Artistes' Association, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London
Programme - Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and film music classics


10th to 17th January
Lyric and instrumental masterclasses
Casablanca and Oualidia

February, date to be confirmed
Piano recital, programme to be confirmed
Douceurs de France Residence
33170 Gradignan

Tuesday 12th March, 7pm
Piano recital presented by Blüthner Pianos, London
The Lansdowne Club, London
Programme - Scarlatti, Liszt and Moussorgsky