byronseanPianist Byron Burford Phearse has performed across North America and Europe since beginning piano studies at age 10 in Ohio. He then continued as a full scholarship student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with Anton Nel. As a student at Michigan, Mr. Burford Phearse was featured on several CD recordings, chamber music recitals, and radio programs, including a live broadcast of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy on National Public Radio. Other radio spotlights include performances from the Centre d’Arts Orford featured on CBC in Canada. As a recitalist, Mr. Burford Phearse has performed extensively across the Midwest, including cities such as Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and Ann Arbor. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan, Mr. Burford Phearse continued as a scholarship student at the Royal Academy Music in London, England. Byron Burford Phearse has made solo and chamber music appearances at the Hot Springs Music Festival, the Centre d’Arts Orford in Montreal, the International Keyboard Festival in New York City, and the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris as part of the European American Musical Alliance. As an accompanist, Mr. Burford Phearse has collaborated with critically acclaimed vocalists such as Suzanna Guzman, Alvi Powell, Patricia Prunty, Robert Sims, and Angela M. Brown. Mr. Burford Phearse has had coaching from acclaimed pianists such as Sergei Babayan (United States), Christopher Elton (London), Peter Eicher (Germany), Roy Howat (Scotland), Narcis Bonet (France), and Abbey Simon. Byron Burford Phearse holds degrees and diplomas from the University of Michigan, the Royal Academy of Music (London), and the Mannes College of Music in New York City.