Hey everyone! I’m Juliette, a classical pianist and singer-songwriter. I am 18 years old, and I have just finished my A Levels in Maths and Science. I have put this website together because I wanted to share with you my love of music!
I started playing the piano shortly before my eighth birthday. Since July 2014 I have been learning with Antoinette Cann, and Mark Bebbington has been mentoring me at the Birmingham Conservatoire since 2018. I gained a distinction in my ATCL piano performance diploma shortly before I turned twelve and a high distinction (96/100) in my LTCL piano performance diploma in July 2016. At the very beginning of 2019 my recital for my 3rd and final piano performance diploma (FTCL) was approved, so I am now a Fellow of Trinity College London!
If there is one thing I love the most, it is performing. I have given many recitals in the beautiful Michaelhouse church in Cambridge. In September 2014 I was invited to play in Cambridge’s West Road Concert Hall at a major charity concert in aid of Age UK. In July 2015 I had my début recital (in Aid of East Anglia Children’s Hospices) in Cambridge at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, and in 2018 I was one of the youngest ever performers to give a recital in their Lunchtime Recital series. I very much like performing for charity, so if any of you are ever interested please get in touch!
I took part in my local Cambridge Competitive Music Festival for a few years. I won the ‘novice’ cup back in 2012, and three years later, in March 2015, I won six cups, including the very top prize, the ‘Kathleen Freeman Trophy’ for the ‘most outstanding 18-and-under performer’ and the ‘Agnes Heron Memorial Trophy’ for the ‘most outstanding piano player’. I’m enormously grateful to Rex Freeman and his group of tireless volunteers who organise this festival, which provides such a wonderful platform for Cambridge young musicians, and to Mark Bebbington who has been giving such kind and generous feedback to everyone over the years. I reached the Category Audition for the Piano Final of BBC Young Musician 2016 and 2020. In 2018, I played in London as a finalist of the Royal Philharmonic Society – Duet Group Young Instrumentalist Competition (the 2016 prize was won by Sheku Kanneh-Mason!), and enjoyed the experience tremendously. More recently, I was awarded one of the top three Distinction prizes in the Tunbridge Wells 2021 Interim International Competition.
A year after I started playing the piano, I also took up the cello. Although I do not play it nearly as seriously as I do the piano, I still adore it. I got my Grade 7 with distinction last year, and am currently working towards my ATCL. I am learning at school with Joshua Lynch.
Classical music is not my only passion though. I also listen to a lot of pop music and although I have never taken singing lessons, I adore singing, and have also composed some of my own songs (you can visit my ‘Original Songs’ to listen to a few of them!).
As of October 2021 I will be studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, while continuing to share my music with other music lovers.