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Krystal Tunnicliffe


Australian pianist Krystal Tunnicliffe works at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Artist 2017-18. Recently, she was the repetiteur/orchestral pianist for NI Opera/Lyric Theatre Belfast’s Sweeney Todd, and she will return in February for their production of Kiss Me Kate.

Krystal completed Bachelor and Masters degrees (with distinction) from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Guildhall School respectively, before undertaking a Junior Fellowship at the Guildhall School. She is also a graduate of the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien. In 2019, she won the prize for the best accompanist in the heats at Melbourne National Liederfest, and with Harriet Burns she was a finalist at the Maureen Lehane Awards.

Krystal’s past performances have included Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, LSO St Luke’s, and Notre Dame de Paris. She has been the concerto soloist for Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue and Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, and in January 2018 she performed Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles as a part of the BBC Total Immersion Day, later broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has worked for Glyndebourne Education Department, Arts Educational Schools, Guildford School of Acting, and Opera Scholars Australia.

Last updated: Jul 2020