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Jason Taing (Piano)

Jason is in his final year studying Music at the University of Manchester, learning the piano with Andrew Wilde and conducting with Mark Heron and Robert Guy. Before going to University, Jason was a scholar at Junior Trinity for four years where he studied the piano with Robert Hunter and conducting with Andrew Morley. In his gap year, Jason studied on Denise Ham's year-long conducting course at the Blackheath Conservatoire whilst continuing his studies at Junior Trinity. He also taught piano, violin and music theory privately, at local primary schools and at his former secondary school, as well as working as a freelance musician, accompanist and church organist. As a keen conductor, Jason conducted his school Concert Orchestra in his final year at school and worked with the Junior Trinity ensembles. Jason is the conductor and artistic director of The Camerata Players, a chamber orchestra consisting of music students at the University of Manchester and Royal Northern College of Music. He has acted as assistant conductor to Robert Guy with the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra and Huddersfield Choral Society, Andrew Morley with St Paul’s Sinfonia, Dan James with the Hayes Symphony Orchestra, Leo Geyer with the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra and shadowed Toby Purser with the Manchester Concert Orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall. Jason has studied with Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Denise Ham, Toby Purser and John Longstaff on the George Hurst Conductors' Course at Sherborne Summer School of Music and has been a recipient of the George Hurst Memorial Scholarship. He has also taken part in both orchestral and choral conducting masterclasses with Amy Bebbington, Frances Cooke, Sian Edwards, Peter Fender, Lucy Griffiths, Peter Hanke, Susan Hollingworth, Oliver Rundell, Peter Stark, Sarah Tenant-Flowers and Julian Wilkins. Jason conducted his piece 'Dawn of the Minimals' with the Junior Trinity Composer's Ensemble for a masterclass with Robert Saxton. He has also rehearsed and conducted premieres of student compositions in concerts and for assessments. Jason also plays the harpsichord and was generously lent the 1998 Cole harpsichord from Handel and Hendrix in London. He has participated in masterclasses with Nathaniel Mander, Sophie Yates, David Francis, John Irving and Jane Booth from Ensemble DeNOTE and Corina Marti and Ann Allen from Il Bacio. He has also directed from the harpsichord Charpentier's Ouverture pour le sacre d'un évêque, Handel's Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 4 and Lalande's Chaconne from Les Fontaines de Versailles as part of an intensive Baroque coaching weekend and concert with Peter Holman and Judy Tarling.