Evening Recital I
Chopin: Preludes, Op.28
Mompou: Impresiones Intimas
Debussy: L'isle Joyeuse
Evening Recital II
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15
Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op.118
Beethoven: “Hammerklavier” Sonata, Op.106
Lunchtime Recital I
Mozart: Sonata in F, K.332
Schumann: Études Symphoniques, Op.15
Lunchtime Recital II
Bach: English Suite No.5 in E minor, BWV 810
Bernstein: Touches (Chorale, 8 Variations & Fugue)
Rachmaninoff: Corelli Variations, Op.42
Praised for his intelligent playing, formidable technique and powerful interpretations, Ryan Drucker is a Belgian-born concert pianist currently based in Manchester.
Since performing at the Wigmore Hall at the age of sixteen, Ryan has played in many distinguished venues throughout the UK and abroad in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and Switzerland. His performances have also been broadcasted live on BBC Radio 3 and Medici TV. Ryan graduated with an Artist Diploma and MMus with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and a first-class BMus (Hons) from the Royal Northern College of Music where he was awarded the Alfred Clay Scholarship for achieving the highest mark in an undergraduate final recital. He won the RNCM Concerto Competition, subsequently playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 (Op.23) with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra in the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Previous tutors include Ronan O’Hora, Martin Roscoe, Helen Krizos and Seta Tanyel.
More recently, Ryan performed Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall and was a quarterfinalist in the Leeds International Piano Competition. Ryan received first prize in both Brant International Piano Competition and the piano category of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition, and was awarded the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship and the Carnwath Scholarship. Ryan was also a recipient of the Yehudi Menuhin English Speaking Union Scholarship, enabling him to attend the prestigious Piano Masterclass International Series at Banff Arts Centre in Canada. He has also studied alongside Michel Beroff, Jonathan Biss, Nelson Goerner, Richard Goode, Noriko Ogawa, Murray Perahia, Pascal Rogé and Kathryn Stott.
Alongside his solo successes, Ryan is an avid chamber musician and in recent years has collaborated with Nicholas Daniel, Philip Higham, Matthew Jones, Alice Neary, Krysia Osostowicz and Rohan de Saram. He is a member of the Jumis Ensemble and has a duo partnership with Akito Goto. He has received coaching from Julius Drake, Ralph Kirshbaum, and from members of the Castallian and Elias string quartets.
Ryan, a Boise Foundation Scholar 2017, is extremely grateful to the Haberdashers' Company, Help Musicians UK and The Musician's Company Carnwath Scholarship for supporting his studies.
Ryan is passionate about education and is a piano and chamber music tutor at Yorkshire Young Musicians at Leeds Conservatoire. He also teaches privately students of all ages. Away from the piano, Ryan loves to read and lives with his partner (Sarah), his food-obsessed labrador (Winnie) and his typically self-entitled cat, Nala.
23rd October 2021
Ryan is available for solo, chamber and concerto performances. Also a Manchester-based piano teacher, he also enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities — whether working towards exams or playing just for fun.
Ryan is a piano and chamber music tutor at Yorkshire Young Musicians (YYM) in Leeds, and also teaches privately on a Yamaha C2 grand piano from his home in Heaton Moor, South Manchester. In addition, Ryan is available as an accompanist for any performances or any upcoming examinations. Don't hesitate to contact if you have any queries. If you would like to book Ryan for an upcoming event, fill out the form below and he will get back to you shortly!