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Nigel Foster

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Nigel Foster is one of Britain’s leading accompanists. He has played for singers including the late Philip Langridge, Roderick Williams, Ian Partridge, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Kenny, Helen Field, Neil Jenkins, Louise Winter, Stephen Varcoe, Jeremy Huw Williams, James Gilchrist, Sergei Leiferkus, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Ruby Hughes, Elisabeth Meister, Marcus Farnsworth, Anna Devin, Gillian Keith and Jane Manning, and instrumentalists including violinist Madeleine Mitchell.

Nigel is the founder, director and pianist of the London Song Festival, an annual event promoting the song repertoire. In addition to featuring internationally known artists,
the Festival acts as a major showcase for young up-and-coming singers. Further details may be seen at www.londonsongfestival.org

Nigel studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he won every prize and award available for piano accompaniment. His
teachers have included Roger Vignoles, Graham Johnson and Iain Burnside.

Nigel performs regularly at major venues including the Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, St John Smith Square and Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and St David's Hall in Cardiff. In his formative years he played for Graham Johnson’s ‘Songmakers’ Almanac’ and worked with conductors including John Eliot Gardiner and Georg Solti, playing for singers such as Renee Fleming, Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Nigel's CD recordings include several discs of songs and anthologies. He features on the soundtrack of the French film 'L'Homme est une Femme comme les Autres', has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and has appeared on television in several European countries including France, Serbia and Greece.

Nigel performs extensively abroad, having played in most European countries, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, Israel, the USA, Canada and South America.
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