Biography

Jennie-Helen Moston is enjoying a busy and varied career as a performing pianist, teacher, examiner and coach. Born in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, she studied piano from an early age at the renowned Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and later received an MA from the University of Cambridge, having read music at St John’s College. She completed her studies in 2006 with Distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London on the Professional Accompanist Course. Her mentors include Murray McLachlan, Ronan O’Hora and Charles Owen.

She has given concerts internationally, including in Boston, San Francisco and New York to give solo recitals for the Johnian Society USA, and is a regular performer at UK festivals and concert halls, including the London Cello Festival, Swansea Festival, the Lichfield Festival, the Windsor Festival, the Langholm Festival (Scotland), St James’ Church, Piccadilly, the Fairfield Halls, St David’s Hall (Cardiff), the Austrian Cultural Forum, London, and the opening concert of the Fohnsdorf Festival in Austria that was broadcast on ORF (Austrian television). She has also appeared on BBC Radio 3's In Tune with flautist Katherine Bryan.

A winner of several prizes and awards, including the Cunard-Carpathia Memorial Award for Piano Accompaniment (2006) and the Cunard Prize at the English song competition (2006 and 2007) at the GSMD; and the Accompanist’s Prize at the Association of English Singers and Speakers in London (2006), she was also the recipient of a generous bursary from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust in 2005. She was a semi-finalist with Lukas Kargl in the 2007 Hugo Wolf Academy International Competition for the Art of Liedduo, Stuttgart, and performed at St John’s, Smith Square for the Young Songmakers’ Almanac 2007, directed by Graham Johnson.

Jennie-Helen has given numerous recitals across the UK, including those supported by the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, with partners including sopranos Stephanie Corley and Lesley-Jane Rogers, tenor Nicky Spence, baritone Lukas Kargl, clarinettists Peter Cigleris and Sarah Williamson, violinist Callum Smart, flautist Katherine Bryan, and cellists Sebastian Comberti, Harry Gilfillin, Corinne Morris, Stephanie Oade, Leandro Silvera, Genevieve Sommer and Raphael Wallfisch. She is also the resident accompanist on the annual Summer Cello Masterclasses with renowned cello teacher Hannah Roberts, assisted by Leandro Silvera, on the Cello Classics Summer Masterclasses with Raphael Wallfisch and Sebastian Comberti, and for the Colin Metters' Conducting Masterclasses. In 2015 she accompanied and coached on a course in the Loire Valley with cellist Gillian Thoday.

Since 2004, Jennie-Helen has given regular concert series around the world onboard Cunard, P&O and SAGA cruise liners as a soloist and with her violin duo partners - Catrin Win Morgan and Helena Smart - as the Pearl Duo and Duo Silvera, and with Stephanie Oade - as Duo Royale.

She works regularly as an accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal Academy of Music, takes an active role in leading educational opera projects, and teaches piano and music theory privately from her studio in Twickenham and Westbury House Prep School in Surrey. Since 2010, Jennie-Helen has been an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. For the academic year 2013-2014 she worked as an accompanist at Chetham's School of Music, covering for the Joint Head of Accompaniment.

Jennie-Helen is based in Twickenham, Greater London, where she lives with her husband, the Austrian baritone, Lukas Kargl.

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