Ilan Kurtser graduated this year from the Advanced Diploma course at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Michael Dussek and James Baillieu. He previously studied with Enn Wittenberg and at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv with Asaf Zohar. He is a Leeds Lieder Young Artist and the winner of the two major accompaniment prizes at the Royal Academy of Music, the Bampton Classical Opera Competition Accompanist Prize and the 2021 Kathleen Ferrier Awards Help Musician’s Accompanist Prize. He has participated in the David Goldman Chamber Music Program for Outstanding Young Musicians and has taken part in masterclasses with Murray Perahia, Menahem Pressler, Helmut Deutsch, Elly Ameling and Graham Johnson. He is now a teaching fellow at the Royal Academy of Music.