Lloyd studied at the Royal College of Music
in London, and later at the Royal Northern College of Music in
Manchester, where he graduated with distinction under the tutorledge
of Paul Janes. He has performed at many prestigious venues including
St Martin in the Fields and St James' Piccadilly in London, the
Colston Hall and St George’s Brandon Hill in Bristol, and the
Symphony Hall in Birmingham. He recently made his concerto debut
playing Martin Ellerby's 'Cabaret Concerto' with the Grimethorpe
Coillery Band at the Royal Northern College of Music, and was also
highly commended in the college's own concerto competition in 2010.
He recorded his debut CD of piano music by Bortkiewicz in 2008 with
Amemptos Music to great critical acclaim, and has recently recorded a
disc of solo piano music by Alkan, whilst includes two premiere
recordings, one of which being the legendary 'Scherzo Focoso',
thought for many years to be virtually unplayable.
Lloyd received tutorledge
from Niel Immelman and John Byrne whilst at the Royal College of
Music, and has benefited from masterclasses with a number of
distinguished artists, including Stephen Hough, Bernard
d’Ascoli and Graham Scott.
In addition to working as a soloist,
Lloyd is frequently in demand as an accompanist and plays for Vocal Expressions Ladies Choir, who are based near Holmfirth in Derbyshire. He has worked
on a wide range of repertoire, with styles as diverse as baroque
opera, German lieder and Cole Porter. Between November 2007 and
July 2008, he held the post of accompanist to the Bristol Schools
Chamber Choir, which has a national reputation as one of the
country's leading youth choirs. He has also accompanied at Australia
House and the Royal Academy of Music in London, and at St
George’s Brandon Hill and the Colston Hall in Bristol. In addition to accompanying musicians, Lloyd also works at the Northern Ballet School in Manchester.
Lloyd also works as a conductor, and is the Musical Director of Ellesmere Port Music Society. He has conducted them in performances with the Wirral Philharmonic Orchestra and Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass Band. He has also recently been appointed as the Musical Director of The Barnby Choir based in Wilmslow.
Lloyd is also a composer, and writes
'tuneful and tonal' works ranging from short solo pieces and 'a
capella' motets to large scale choral and orchestral material.
He often performs his own piano music in recitals, and one of
his motets appears on the CD 'Excelsior' which has recently been
released by Amemptos Music.
Alkan - Deuxieme Andante Romantiqe
Alkan - Scherzo Focoso Op.34 (coda)
As a freelance musician, services include:
- Solo Recitalist
- Accompanist for concert performances, exams, music festivals et al.
- Private piano tuition
- Rehearsal accompanist
- Providing background music for weddings, parties etc.
- Commission of original compositions
- Orchestrations and arrangements
- Choral conducting
- Orchestral conducting
Please email for rates for any of the above, or if you have need of a musician for an occasion which is not on this list, please also email me.