Scottish pianist Mairi Grewar is a Fellow of the Guildhall School, where she was the senior coach on their productions of Handel’s Aminta e Fillide, Blow’s Venus and Adonis, Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte and Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is the chorus répétiteur for the Opera Holland Park 2019 season for their productions of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Cilea’s L’arlesiana and Verdi’s Un ballo in Maschera. Mairi is also a pianist for the Opera Holland Park Inspire outreach programme, bringing opera to community centres and charities. In the spring of 2018, Mairi attended the Solti Accademia Répétiteur Course in Venice, Italy with coaches Pamela Bullock, Johnathan Papp, James Vaughn, Anette Saunders and Richard Bonynge. In 2017, Mairi was a scholar of the Franz Schubert Institut in Baden, Austria where she worked with Roger Vignoles, Robert Holl, Elly Ameling, Wolfram Reiger, Julius Drake and Helmut Deutsch. She was assistant conductor on Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Berlin Opernfest in August 2018. Mairi has performed at the Barbican as part of the LSO Guildhall Artists scheme, the Wigmore Hall and LSO St Lukes. She holds a Guildhall Artist Master’s degree in piano accompaniment (with distinction). She was associate accompanist for the University of St Andrews and returns as pianist and musical director for Byre Opera’s production of Vaughn Williams’ Riders to the Sea and Madeleine Dring’s A Cupboard Love in June 2019. She is grateful for the support of the Dewar Arts Awards.