Alastair Chilvers is the Lucille Graham Opera Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), where he received an MA with Distinction in Piano Accompaniment studying with Michael Dussek. As a repetiteur he participated in the Solti Accademia Peretti Masterclasses in Venice, where he worked with Maestro Richard Bonynge. He was a 2017 Iford New Generation Artist and Assistant Conductor for West Green House Opera’s 2016 production of La traviata. Alastair was part of the Academy’s acclaimed Song Circle, performing in venues across London. Previously, he read Music at Queens’ College, Cambridge where he was Assistant Conductor for Cambridge University Music Society (2012–2014) and received the University Instrumental Award for Chamber Music in 2011 and 2012. In addition to his work at the RAM, Alastair tutors at Saffron Centre for Young Musicians and is repetiteur at W11 Opera. He is also Music Director of Cambridge Youth Opera.
Photo: Alastair Chilvers at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, December 2017. Photo credit: Mark Pinder
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