Jonathan Beatty is currently a Professional Accompanist at the Guildhall School, having completed his Masters there with Graham Johnson, and his MA at Clare College, Cambridge, where he held both Instrumental and Choral Awards. He was recently awarded the prizes for the best accompanist at this year's Kathleen Ferrier and English Singers' and Speakers' Competitions, and a Musicians' Benevolent Fund Special Award at the Maggie Teyte Competition, as well as all the prizes for piano accompaniment at the Guildhall. He has twice appeared on In Tune on BBC Radio 3. Last year he founded the Hampstead Festival of Song, having twice played for the annual Martindale Sidwell Memorial Recital in Hampstead Parish Church. He has participated in the Young Songmakers' masterclasses and concert, and the Britten Pears programme in Snape, and recently accompanied a Songmakers' Almanac concert for the International Kodaly Symposium. He makes his Wigmore Hall debut later this year in a programme of Debussy and Strauss with soprano Kathleen Broderick. Jonathan is grateful for the support of the Countess of Munster and Tim Rice Charitable Trusts, the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers and the Cripplegate Foundation.