David Harrod LRAM

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I am a skilled and experienced accompanist of singers and instrumentalists. I am classically trained and also work extensively in cabaret, with a particular interest in French and other European repertoire. I improvise fluently and imaginatively in various genres, transpose at sight and sight-read impeccably.
My work ranges from Busoni's violin sonata (for the BBC), through dance classes at The Place, performances of Argentine tango and evenings of jazz standards to the Impro Musical.
Several singers claim that I am their best accompanist.
I look forward to meeting and working with you.


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An accompanist is a musician who plays an accompaniment part. Accompanists often play keyboard instruments (e.g., piano, pipe organ, synthesizer or, in folk music and traditional styles, a guitar. A number of classical pianists have found success as accompanists rather than soloists; arguably the best known example is Gerald Moore, well known as a Lieder accompanist. In some American schools, the title "collaborative pianist" (or collaborative artist) is replacing the title accompanist, because in many art songs and contemporary classical music songs, the piano part is complex and demands an advanced level of musicianship and technique. The term accompanist also refers to a musician typically a pianist who plays for singers, dancers, and other performers at an audition or rehearsal, but who does not necessarily participate in the ensemble that plays for the final performance which could be an orchestra or a big band.