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Gamal Khamis


After gaining a degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London, Gamal completed his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music. He was introduced to the piano at the age of four, and six years later performed at the Wigmore Hall. More recent venues have included the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, Carnegie Hall Weill Music Room, Cadogan Hall, Sage Gateshead, and many others throughout Europe and North America.

Gamal has won major prizes at the Norah Sande, ESO Young Soloist and Christopher Duke piano competitions, as well the Award for Accompanists at the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League competition and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize at the 2017 Ferrier Awards. He has performed concertos from Mozart to Rachmaninoff with the University of London Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Orchestra, Guildford Symphony Orchestra, and many other UK orchestras. Gamal has also worked with many of Britain's leading composers including Thomas Adès and Mark-Anthony Turnage, and given world premieres of works by Timothy Salter, Andrew Toovey, Eleanor Alberga, Howard Skempton, Shiva Feshareki, Edwin Hillier and Charlotte Harding.

Last year Gamal made his debut at the Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival and the Flatirons Chamber Music Festival Colorado, performed live on BBC Newsnight with the violinist Vilde Frang, and gave four recitals as part of the ROSL Edinburgh Fringe Series. Plans for 2018 include recitals in Scotland, USA, Australia and New Zealand, and a tour of Never Such Innocence, a collaborative exploration of music and poetry from the First World War with actor Christopher Kent.

Gamal is an Artist with the Concordia Foundation, Park Lane Group and Samling, and is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet who won the Elias Fawcett Trust Award at the 2016 ROSL Music Competition, and recently made their Wigmore Hall debut. Gamal is very grateful to The Carne Trust for their continued generous support.

Last updated: Jul 2019