Sholto Kynoch is in demand as a chamber musician and song accompanist, regularly performing with many outstanding instrumentalists and singers.
Recent highlights have included recitals at Wigmore Hall (with violinist Kaoru Yamada), the Berliner Konzerthaus (with soprano Olja Dakic), the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore (with violinist Tee Khoon Tang), the St Endellion Festival, the Chichester Festivities, Cambridge Summer Music, the Perth Festival, the Brasov International Chamber Music Festival in Romania, the Chelsea Schubert Festival (with the Doric String Quartet) and a series of recitals in Sweden (with violist Ylvali Zilliacus). In the BBC Proms he has performed two major chamber works by the composer Marc-André Dalbavie for a “Composer Portrait” Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.
2011 sees a performance of Mozart’s A major Concerto, K488, at St John’s Smith Square, a recital at the Opéra de Lille with mezzo-soprano Rowan Hellier, the release of the first three volumes in a complete recording of the songs of Hugo Wolf, and recitals in Sweden and Austria amongst many other concerts around the UK.
In 2010 his debut CD was released on Stone Records, with violinist Kaoru Yamada, in a programmeof fantasies by Messiaen, Schoenberg and Schubert (“stands out for high-quality playing” – The Observer).He is the pianist of the Phoenix Piano Trio, with violinist Jonathan Stone and cellist Marie Macleod. The trio has been performing the complete Beethoven trios in various venues in 2011, alongside five newly-commissioned works.
Sholto is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, where he has accompanied more than sixty song recitals over the past nine years, working with singers including Kate Royal, Stephan Loges, James Gilchrist, Sophie Daneman, Anna Grevelius, Mark Stone and Jonathan Lemalu. In 2008, he was privileged to play for the “Farewell” recital of tenor Ian Partridge.
Following a Leverhulme-funded residency, he was appointed an Honorary Research Fellow of Bangor University in 2009. In 2010, Sholto was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Sholto read Music at Worcester College, Oxford, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was awarded scholarships to all three institutions and upon graduation from the GSMD was appointed a Junior Fellow there. His teachers have included Michael Dussek, Graham Johnson, Vanessa Latarche, Malcolm Martineau and Ronan O'Hora.