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Tim Grant-Jones - Accompanist

Tim Grant-Jones has been in demand as an accompanist since the age of 11, firstly as a schoolboy at King Edward's, Witley, then as a student at the Royal Academy of Music, and now as a professional. He won the Kate Leventon prize for accompanying, and after graduating, continued with a year of advanced studies and performance on a further scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music before gaining a PGCE at London University, Institute of Education. After graduating, he began with a year of advanced studies and performance at the Royal Academy of Music and the gained a Certificate in Education at London University, Institute of Education. His career began as a music teacher in schools in Bedford, but private teaching, coaching and accompanying were soon to dominate. In 1985, he played the entire keyboard works of JS Bach in one continuous 13-hour recital to celebrate the tercentenary of the birth of the great composer.

Tim composes and arranges music primarily for pupils at the piano, but the largest output has been for the piano trio (ensembles for 6 hands at the piano). He has since gained much experience in the use of music software for printing and recording music. In 1996 he produced a CD album of piano music and songs which has so far raised about £12,000 for charity

He has been an examiner for Trinity College, London since 1990 and is responsible for designing their new grade exams in piano accompaniment and selecting the set pieces. Trinity have recently published Timís 2 books which were written specifically for the exams and which are available worldwide. Tim has since become a published authority in arranging orchestral accompaniments for piano.

Tim and family have a web-site at

Tim Grant-Jones, Accompanist, Bedford Choral Society

Tim Grant-Jones

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