Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Jill Crossland

Piano

Teaching and Accompaniment

2010 to present teaching and accompaniment for the Music Department, University of Leeds

1995 to present Professor of Piano and principal accompanist for exams, classes, masterclasses and concerts by external artists at Music Department, Arts Faculty, University of West London.

Rehearsal work with London Symphony Orchestra including with Sir Colin Davis, Michael Tilson Thomas, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Kent Nagano.

Concerts

notable recent engagements include recitals at:

  • Cadogan Hall, Apr 2012; Wigmore Hall (6 appearances);
  • Purcell Room, South Bank Centre (4 appearances),
  • Brahms-saal, Vienna Musikverein, Nov 2006
  • Vienna Konzerthaus, Decr 2007; Leipzig Gewandhaus Oct 2008
  • National Concert Hall, Dublin Jan 2010, Bridgewater Hall, Jan 2006, Fairfield Hall, Jan 2008
  • St George’s Bristol, Feb 2008, Blackheath Halls, May 2008;
  • The Sage Gateshead, Jun 2008, Sep 2009, Jan 2012
  • Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands (Apr 2008, Chopin’s Pleyel piano)
  • Numerous recitals for festivals, music societies and concert organisations. Most concerts solo, but
  • ensemble work in major venues has included piano concertos (including with Manchester Camerata and
  • Bradford Chamber Orchestra), piano quintet, piano duet, duo sonata (violin, clarinet, flute etc.) Arts
  • Council Musicians in Residence scheme for Yorks / N/NE Lincs.

Discography

  • 2003 Bach Goldberg Variations (Warner Classics)
  • 2003 Bach pieces (Divine Art Record Company)
  • 2003 (reissued 2010) Mozart and Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Divine Art)
  • 2005 “Live at Restoration House” fortepiano recital (Divine Art)
  • 2008 Bach Well-tempered Clavier (48, Preludes and Fugues) — 4 discs (Signum Classics)
  • 2008 “Live at Newport Minster” DVD filmed and broadcast by UK Entertainment Channel
  • 2012 Rameau Keyboard Works (Signum Classics)
  • 2012 (forthcoming) works by Mozart, Beethoven and Bach-Busoni

Training

Chethams School of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Vienna, taught by Charles Hopkins, Ryzard Bakst, Paul Badura-Skoda and Sally Sargent. Qualifications- PPRNCM (RNCM); PGDip (LCMM)

Radio and TV

Appearances and broadcasts for BBC Radios 3 and 4, including In Tune (live and broadcasts), Cowan Collection, Late Junction, Breakfast (Radio 3), Classic FM Hall of Fame 2005, RTE Late Late Show, Woman’s Hour.

Film Work

Soundtrack pianist for BFI productions of silent films (Silent Shakespeare series, Mad Love), and for TV (Pollyanna, ITV)

Sample Review Quotes

“New Gem” Independent on Sunday     

“Intelligent, stylish, consistently delights” Gramophone

“well deserves her enviable position as a Bach pianist” BBC Music Magazine

“a natural Mozartean”— Penguin Guide to CDs and DVDs

“[Bach] rank[ing] with the finest previous versions, altogether a remarkable achievement” Penguin Guide

“polished and compelling” – International Record Review “One of the most satisfying recent releases of Bach’s keyboard music” Rob Cowan, Radio 3

“Crossland’s interpretations belong among the finest of recent years, perhaps among the finest of all time” US All Music Guide                      

“This gifted artist”—American Record Guide

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