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08/01 - Gamal Khamis (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

  • St James's Church Piccadilly 197 Picadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LL (map)


Bach/Petri - Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208

Schoenberg - Klavierstück op 11 no 3

Chopin - Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, op 61

Brahms - Intermezzo in A, op 118 no 2

Debussy - La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune from Preludes Book 2

Liszt - Tarantella from Venezie e Napoli


After gaining a degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London, Gamal Khamis completed his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Niel Immelman, Simon Lepper, Ashley Wass and Andrew Ball. He first performed at the Wigmore Hall at the age of ten, and has since appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Sage Gateshead, Oxford Lieder Festival, Buxton Festival and Chipping Campden Festival, as well as on BBC Radio and television. He has participated in festivals across Europe and North America and has been lucky to receive guidance from musicians including Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Paul Badura-Skoda, Leon Fleisher and Robert Levin, among many others.

Gamal has won major prizes at the Norah Sande, ESO Young Soloist and Christopher Duke piano competitions, as well the Award for Accompanists at the 2017 ROSL competition and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize at the 2017 Ferrier Awards. He has performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and Finzi, as well as premiering works by Timothy Salter, Andrew Toovey, Eleanor Alberga, Howard Skempton, Shiva Feshareki and Charlotte Harding. Gamal has been a Concordia Foundation Artist since 2010, a PLG Artist since 2013, and is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet who won the Elias Fawcett Trust Award at the 2016 ROSL Competition, and recently made their Wigmore Hall debut.