American pianist Clinton Cormany has distinguished himself as an accompanist to many singers and instrumentalists in recitals all over the United States and Europe. His principal teachers were the late Leonard Hokanson at the Indiana University School of Music and Malcolm Martineau at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Among the accolades for his accompaniment have been the unanimous First Prize for Pianists at the 1999 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the 2002 Vivian Langrish Prize for Accompanists. In past years he has been sponsored by the Geo.rey Parsons Memorial Trust, and has participated in the Young Songmakers' Programme with Graham Johnson. Whilst at the Royal Academy of Music he won many of its accompaniment and chamber-music prizes, and graduated with its prestigious DipRAM and the award of a fellowship.
Along with regular collaborative appearances Clinton's concert work has included several large-scale projects involving his peers: in recent years he has organised presentations of the complete song-cycles of Schumann, the entire Spanisches Liederbuch and Mörike-Lieder of Hugo Wolf, the complete mélodies of Ravel and a series exploring the vast corpus of American song. With recital partners he has performed in many London venues including St John's Smith Square, Fair.eld Halls and the Wigmore Hall, and has made several extended tours of Spain with the clarine.ist Cristo Barrios.