B i o g r a p h y
Siobhain specialised in collaborative piano playing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in a two-year postgraduate course. This was followed by a Junior Fellowship in Accompaniment at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Whilst studying at the GSMD, Siobhain won the School's Accompanist Prize, and later the Megan Foster Prize, the pianist's prize in the Maggie Teyte Competition with Soprano Martene Grimson.
Since then she has been based in London, working mainly as a recitalist and a vocal coach. During this time her performances have taken place in locations such as the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, St James's, Piccadily, Southbank Centre, the Austrian Cultural Institute, the House of Lords and the Tower of London, as well as aboard Swan Hellenic's Minervas 1 and 11 and BBC Radio broadcasts. Recital partners have included Paul Hamburger, Elizabeth Watts, Phillip Smith, Ameral Gunson and Lee Bisset, amongst several others.
Current and regular work includes performing with Streetwise Opera, Lost Chord and as Pianist and Advisor to the Somerset Song Prize. She frequently works as a pianist at the Junior Guildhall School of Music, which involves performing with instrumentalists of any genre. Recent performances include a programme with four of their scholars at London’s Charlton House, solo recitals of Rachmaninov and Chopin, and Carmina Burana at The Anvil, Basingstoke.