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City Music Foundation Artists 2019 announced

Thu 24 October 2019

Alum Iyad Sughayer has been selected for young artists development programme

Award-winning international concert pianist Iyad Sughayer is one of six solo musicians named as this year’s City Music Foundation (CMF) Artists.

The programme, run by CMF since 2013, provides professional musicians in the UK in the early stages of their careers with expert advice, guidance and support to help them to build successful careers in music.

On being named a CMF Artist, Iyad comments –

“I am very honoured to have been chosen as a City Music Artist and look forward to working with the amazing team at CMF on a number of exciting projects, as well as receiving their help, support and advice. Having recently graduated, the prestigious CMF scheme is the perfect platform to help me transition from being a student to a professional artist.”

Jordanian-Palestinian Iyad completed his Master’s degree at Trinity Laban in 2018 under the guidance of Martino Tirimo and Peter Tuite. During his studies he was awarded the prestigious Trinity Laban Gold Medal, following a stunning recital of piano music by Aram Khachaturian and Franz Liszt at Kings Place.

On 1 November 2019, BIS Records will release Iyad’s debut album, which features Khachaturian’s solo works.

This month, Iyad made his US debut performing in New York, Philadelphia, Delaware and Washington DC, as well as at the Castleton Festival in Virginia. Future engagements include recitals in the Middle East, Europe and throughout the UK.

To find out more about the CMF Artist Programme, visit the CMF website

Learn more about studying at Trinity Laban by visiting our Keyboard Department Pages

Image credit: Juno Snowdon Photography