THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE’S  Josephine Peach

Josephine Peach performs as a solo pianist, forte-pianist and harpsichordist.  She is much in demand as an accompanist and teacher.

Josephine Peach

Piano Soloist

Josephine Peach performs as a solo pianist, forte-pianist and harpsichordist. She is much in demand as an accompanist and teacher.

Josephine Peach was born and first educated in Harrogate, won two scholarships to University College, Cardiff and went on to be the first post-graduate student to join the University of York Music Department.

She performs as a solo pianist, forte-pianist and harpsichordist.  She is much in demand as an accompanist and has worked with many solo performers and choirs directed by, among others, Michael Tippett, John Rutter and Andrew Carter.  She is closely connected with EPTA [European Piano Teachers Association] and in conjunction with them founded the Association of Piano Accompanists in 1995.

Jo enjoys teaching at all levels, with an extensive private practice and long-established lectureships with both the Open University and the College of Ripon and York.  She also teaches for the WEA.  Her recent local performances include a solo recital in York Minster and, with York Symphony Orchestra, Rhapsody in Blue and the Mozart C minor concerto K491.

 June 2001

The Square Piano

The instrument for the June 2001 programme was a square piano of 1828 by Dettmer of London which was kindly loaned by the University of York.  Unlike many square pianos, this instrument had the great advantage of metal bracing which meant that it could be tuned to modern concert pitch.  The square piano is very much a domestic instrument and does not produce anything like the volume of sound to which we have become accustomed with more modern pianos.  The result is a much more intimate sound which must be accompanied and heard with the close attention appropriate to a salon of the period.

Concerto performances with the Academy of St Olave’s

Saturday 23 June 2001

MOZART: Piano Concerto in A KV488

Wednesday 21 September 1983

MOZART: Piano Concerto in B flat K.595