Adrian Sutcliffe is in constant demand as an accompanist for recitals, auditions, exams and competitions. He has a vast amount of experience, having worked with many singers, string players, woodwind and brass payers and percussionists. His recent accompanying work includes recording the piano parts for the official CD of the new ABRSM violin syllabus.
He has played in many duo recitals from the Purcell Room to St. John’s Smith Square and has repetiteured for numerous opera, musicals, and ballet companies. His experience as an examiner and trainer for ABRSM has made him a popular choice of accompanist for Grades and Diplomas and he often plays for entrance auditions for the main UK music colleges.
In the dance world he has played for the Genée International Ballet Awards, for the Royal Ballet Company in London, the Matthew Bourne New Adventures Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert, English National Ballet and many more. He has worked with many well-known names in the dance world, such as Darcey Bussell, Wayne Sleep, Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Leanne Cope. At the Royal Opera House he has performed in various shows such as ‘Timecode’, Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ and ‘The Wind in the Willows’.
As an orchestral pianist, besides occasional concerto work he has considerable all round experience, playing piano parts for many oratorios including frequent performances of works such as Rossini’s ‘Little Mass’, ‘Carmina Burana’, Brahms’ Requiem and Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’.
In the field of contemporary music he has played in many orchestral and chamber orchestra performances, such as at the Almeida Festival, Huddersfield Festival and with Endymion at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
In the opera and musical theatre world he plays regularly for rehearsals, auditions and shows. His many appearances have included playing Keys 2 in ‘The Lion King’ in the West End and piano and keyboard parts in Britten’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ at Bloomsbury Theatre, ‘My Fair Lady’, Tippett’s ‘The Knot Garden’ and ‘The Wild Party’.