Aldeburgh Young Musicians
Duo tutor

Until recently, Brenda was Head of Accompaniment at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where she was part of the staff accompaniment team for 25 years, alongside an active performing career. She is now a freelance accompanist and recitalist based in North Norfolk.

Brenda has a great passion for working with young people through her role as an accompanist – nurturing and helping them to develop as performers and musicians. She has regularly contributed to programmes for young talented instrumentalists in Norway offering projects involving rehearsing, coaching and giving performance skills classes and recitals. Her role at Chetham’s saw her frequently accompanying young musicians in national and international competitions (BBC Young Musician, Yehudi Menuhin Competition, Royal Overseas League, Sibelius Competition, Finland, Davina van Wely, Holland), as well as in masterclasses with many renowned international artists. Brenda read music at Oxford University and performance at the Royal College of Music.