Pianist Dylan Perez is a recitalist, chamber musician and coach specialising in vocal repertoire who is highly in demand across the UK. He graduated in 2018 with Distinction with an Artist Diploma and in 2016 with Distinction with an Artist Masters from the Guildhall School where he studied with Eugene Asti, Andrew West, Iain Burnside, Julius Drake, and Pamela Lidiard. He was also the Lord and Lady Lurgan Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Royal College of Music, London from 2019-2020. Prior to relocating to London, he studied at the University of Michigan with Louis Nagel and Martin Katz.
He has been awarded the Gerald Moore Prize for accompanists and the Paul Hamburger Prize for Accompaniment in association with a performance of Die schöne Müllerin, directed by Graham Johnson. He has also won the Accompanist’s Prize at the Bampton Young Singers Competition. He has participated in many international competitions including Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Wigmore Hall/International Opera Competition, and the Das Lied International Competition.
Dylan has been an Oxford Lieder Young Artist (with contralto Jess Dandy) and has performed at the festival in subsequent years. He is an alumnus of the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria, where he performed in masterclasses for Julius Drake, Rudolf Jansen, Helmut Deutsch, and Elly Ameling. Dylan is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and studied there with Christoph Pregardien, Julius Drake, and Richard Stokes. He is a laureate of the Académie Royaumont in association with the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
Together with mezzo Ema Nikolovska, Dylan gave his debut recital at Wigmore Hall in May 2019. He has performed in recital at other venues in London such as the Barbican, Milton Court Concert Hall, St. Martins-in-the-Fields, Cadogan Hall, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Dylan can be heard frequently on BBC Radio 3, whether it is for a Proms Extra concert, a Total Immersion performance, or live on InTune.
Dylan has attended SongFest on the Martin Katz Fellowship and the Aspen Music Festival as a student of Ann Schein. He was a participant in The Song Continues masterclass series at Carnegie Hall with Marilyn Horne, Jessye Norman, and Dalton Baldwin, and was subsequently invited to be a pianist for their residency in Paris.
Dylan has also played in masterclasses with Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Dame Felicity Lott, and with Roger Vignoles, Brigitte Fassbaender, and Christian Gerhaher at Wigmore Hall.
Dylan is the founder of re-sung, a London based song recital series that focuses on the connection between text and music, with special interest on creating new interpretations of masterworks and championing contemporary songs.
Dylan was recently appointed to the Vocal Coach faculty at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. He has also recently recorded the complete songs of Samuel Barber for Resonus label.