Antony Saunders

Piano Tutor

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
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Antony Saunders has been described in the London Press as "one of the country’s foremost accompanists" and "as much a born duo-player as the best we have produced". Alongside occasional solo recitals, he has played for many distinguished musicians including the late Jack Brymer, Sir Willard White, Sir Thomas Allen and Ann Murray, with recitals taking him to both sides of the Atlantic. He is also an experienced broadcaster with experience of working in television and radio, and has made several commercial recordings.

A skilled arranger for voices, he has several published works. His love of choral music has, in the past, led to the directorship of the late Bruckner-Mahler Choir, the London Chamber Singers and the Zemel Choir; he also founded the Yeovil Chamber Choir. With these groups he has given including recordings and broadcasts. Camden Music has published has vocal arrangements of Gershwin Settings, and Weinberger, his arrangement (for SATB) of English Lyrics by Malcolm Williamson.

A piano pupil of Max Pirani, he studied the organ with CH Trevor at the Royal Academy of Music, of which he was elected an Associate and, until recently, was a professor. Now semi-retired, Antony is still active in giving recitals as both soloist and accompanist. In 2005, he was appointed Director of Music at St Mary's Church, Beaminster, where he is organist, choirmaster and organiser of the considerable amount of musical activity held within the church. In addition to his teaching at the Conservatoire, Antony has also taught at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and privately.

Selected Recordings

  • 2010: The Zemel Choir
  • 2009: Cello in Song, Lesley Shrigley Jones (cello), Antony Saunders (piano)
  • 2008: The Music of Gary Findon, with various artists
  • 2006: The Magic of Flute and Piano, Linda Wetherill (flute), Antony Saunders (piano)
  • 1996: Samuel Barber & William Schumann Choral Music, with the Joyful Company of Singers (selected tracks)  
Areas of Expertise