Alan Hicks is a graduate of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. He was appointed Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the RNCM in 1992 and subsequently joined the staff as Accompanist and Tutor in Piano.
In the course of eight years as a freelance pianist in London, Alan appeared at major recital venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room and St John’s Smith Square. His CD recording with Kate Romano, 20th Century Music from the British Isles for clarinet and piano, was BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Music Pick of the Month (Metier MSV CD92013). As pianist with the King Piano Trio he worked on Lord Menuhin’s Live Music Now! concert scheme and appeared at the 2000 Three Choirs Festival in Hereford. Alan was pianist with the London-based Australian contemporary music group the Bennelong Ensemble, appearing live on BBC Radio 3, at the Cheltenham Festival, and in concert tours of Italy and the UK.
Since his return to Australia, Alan has been appointed Vocal Coach and Accompanist at the ANU School of Music and was Assistant Musical Director, Repetiteur and Language Coach for their 2005 production of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. He continues to be in demand as a recital partner for national and international instrumentalists and vocalists.