Hayley Parkes WACIDOM Lunchtime Concert

Hayley Parkes WACIDOM Lunchtime Concert

We look forward to hearing Hayley Parkes (piano) WACIDOM lunchtime concert on Saturday 12th May. She will be playing:

BEETHOVEN 10 Variations on the theme ‘La Stessa, La Stessissima’ by Salieri

COPLAND Four Piano Blues

RAVEL Sonatine


As an alumna of the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music, Hayley is an active performer, playing across the country as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and collaborator. Appearances include solo performances at the Bridgewater Hall, The Sage, Gateshead and on BBC Radio 3 and well as performances at BBC Proms and at the Royal Festival Hall.

As a competition participant she performed in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Category Final, won first prize at the Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition and was a prize winner at the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition 2017. She is also the recipient of various awards including The Vernon Farley Piano Prize, The Peter Donohoe Prize plus The Marjorie Pennington Prize and The James Oncken Song Prize for Accompanist. As an orchestral pianist Hayley has appeared at prestigious venues across the country under Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder, Paul Mann, Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, En Shao and Jamie Phillips.

Hayley made her concerto debut with the Northern Chamber Orchestra in 2013, has since appeared as a concerto soloist with orchestras across the North and has held positions at The Royal Ballet School and Northern Ballet. Hayley has performed for many prestigious musicians including the pianists Kathryn Stott, Stephen Hough, Richard Goode, Philippe Cassard, Robert Levin and Martin Roscoe.

As an advocate for Arts Education she has delivered various outreach projects around the UK as a recipient of funding from Arts Council England and The Leverhulme Trust. She has also collaborated with Opera North and Northern Ballet Academy on their Outreach programmes. Hayley has had the privilege of appearing as a guest artist and speaker at Thinking Digital, The Sage, TEDx Liverpool, Manchester and WhitehallWomen at the Foreign Office. In 2017 she was named on the Futures List for Northern Power Women UK.

Thanks to the generous support from The Helen Mackanass Award, The Clayton Family and as a Supported Artist with Yamaha Music Group Europe, Hayley obtained her degree with First Class Honours in 2016. She continued to become the Student Union President at the RNCM during which time she founded the RNCM Film Orchestra. In July 2017 Hayley hosted the first TEDxRNCM conference and became the first recipient of the Sir John Manduell Entrepreneurship Award.

Hayley studies with Miss Dina Parakhina Masters Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma (Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire).

There is no concert next week.