Francis Goodwin – Classical Piano
Born and raised in Southport, Francis first took an interest in
music at around 10 years of age. After teaching himself to play, he
gained a place to study Piano and Clarinet at the Junior Royal
Northern College of Music in Manchester where he continued studying
for 7 years under Manola Hatfield, Ben Powell and Heather
Gordon-Redfern. Francis went on to pursue his studies at RWCMD with
Pianist Graham Caskie and has since participated in masterclasses
with Nelson Goerner, Stephen Kovacevich, Zhang Zuo, Roman
Rabinovich, Llŷr Williams and Cordelia Williams.
In 2014, Francis was the winner of the Eric Hodges Beethoven
Prize and was also a finalist in the Mary Rees Chopin Competition.
Alongside his studies Francis has a keen interest in arts
management. He is the shadow chair of the concert series
Profile Piano, organising piano recitals in Cardiff, and
in July 2016 he was the assistant director of the Young Virtuosi
Festival in Languedoc Roussillon, Southern France.
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