Hi! My name is Alex and I am a highly experienced pianist and musician from Cambridge. I began playing the piano at a very young age and soon fell in love with the instrument. I received a distinction in ABRSM Diploma in piano performance in 2016, and have just left Oxford with a first class degree in music.
I have been lucky enough to have had a enormous range of professional musical experiences across all manner of styles and ensembles which I can bring to my teaching. As a classical pianist by training, I have received coaching from some incredible artists particularly during my time at Oxford including the Villiers Quartet, Yo Yo Ma, Natalie Clein, and Steven Isserlis. Chamber music became one of my passions at university, where I regularly performed Schumann, Shostakovich, and Ravel with my piano trio.
Away from classical piano, however, I have also developed a keen interest in jazz which has opened up an amazing number of performance opportunities for me. With my own band I have performed at several high-profile events over the last five years, including London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival, La Petite Halle, Paris, and Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club most recently.
I am also here to help anyone in an Oxbridge application, especially for music, and can assist in the writing personal statements and interview preparation as I now fully understand the demands and expectations of an Oxbridge undergraduate degree.
Susanna Cassam Music Tuition, Oxford, September 2017-June 2019
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