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Sergio De Simone is new Head of Keyboard at Trinity Laban

Mon 30 April 2018

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is delighted to announce the appointment of Sergio De Simone as Head of Keyboard.

Sergio De Simone is a native of Florence, Italy. He studied in Italy and in the US, won several international awards and developed an international career as a pianist, chamber musician and teacher. He has given masterclasses around the world, and has been professor of piano at the conservatoires in Potenza and Livorno. He joined Trinity Laban as professor of piano in 2013. His future plans include a collaboration with the publisher Bärenreiter, and a CD recording of solo piano music by Brahms.

Sergio De Simone will take up his place in September. He replaces Peter Tuite, who will remain on the staff as a visiting professor, and will be a frequent visitor to Trinity Laban to give individual lessons and take departmental classes.

Havilland Willshire, Interim Director of Music, said: “The Keyboard Department of Trinity Laban is really riding the crest of a wave at the moment, with an exceptional roster of teachers, hugely talented students, and a number of alumni making a real mark in the profession. I’m absolutely thrilled that Sergio De Simone, who already teaches here, will be stepping up as Head of Department at an exciting time for the conservatoire.”

Sergio De Simone said: “It is an honour for me to be appointed Head of Keyboard at Trinity Laban, an institution with such great tradition and innovation. I am very much looking forward to working with its wonderful team of professors to help the new generations of keyboard players develop their own personalities and perfect their skills, and become the musicians of the future. I feel very fortunate to be able to follow in the footsteps of both Peter Tuite and Deniz Gelenbe, and I thank them for their extraordinary work.”

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