New Zealander pianist Bradley Wood has just completed a Masters’ degree at the Royal College of Music. As a soloist, he has performed with all of New Zealand’s major orchestras and has taken part in masterclasses with prominent artists and teachers including Stephen Hough and Vladimir Ashkenazy. In 2015, he was awarded 1st Prize and the Audience Prize in the New Zealand National Concerto Competition. He has performed solo, chamber and song recitals in prestigious venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James, Piccadilly. In 2018, he was a finalist in the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition and was invited to perform in their Edinburgh Fringe Festival concert series.
Bradley has a passion for collaborating with instrumentalists and singers and works with both regularly. As a member of the Tasman Duo, he received the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship leading to a concert tour of the United Kingdom. Recently, he was one of only six pianists selected to participate in the Georg Solti Accademia in Venice, where he had the opportunity to be coached on the art of Italian Opera by world-renowned répétiteurs and conductors. He is currently Head of Music for the Bloomsbury Opera Company, who have recently had successful performances of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Cosí fan tutte. In September, Bradley will perform with two singers in the Wigmore Song/Independent Opera International Song Competition at Wigmore Hall.