Friday Lunchtime Concert - Gamal Khamis (Piano)
Gamal Khamis is a British pianist, educated at Westminster School, Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Niel Immelman, Simon Lepper, Ashley Wass and Andrew Ball. He first performed at the Wigmore Hall at the age of ten, and has since appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Sage Gateshead, Oxford Lieder Festival, Buxton Festival and Chipping Campden Festival, among many others, as well as on BBC Radio 3 and Dutch radio. He has participated in festivals in Canada, France, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA, and has been lucky to work with musicians including Mitsuko Uchida, Thomas Adès, Paul Badura- Skoda, Leon Fleisher and Robert Levin, among many others.
Gamal has won major prizes at the Norah Sande, ESO Young Soloist and Christopher Duke piano competitions, and has performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and Finzi, with orchestras including the University of London Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Orchestra and Guildford Symphony Orchestra. He has given world premieres of works by Timothy Salter, Andrew Toovey, Eleanor Alberga, Howard Skempton, Shiva Feshareki and Charlotte Harding. He has been a Concordia Foundation Artist since 2010, a Park Lane Group Artist since 2013, and is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet, recent winners of the Elias Fawcett Trust Award at the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.
His programme will include pieces by the composers: Chopin, Debussy & Enrique Granados.