Musicians

Liz Hart
Liz Hart DRSAM
Liz had a long career teaching music in secondary schools which included being a principal teacher. In 2003 she embarked on a second career. In addition to playing for the Studio on Thursdays, she has accompanied the Modem Ballet course at RSAMD and Scottish Ballet’s Associates. She is in demand to play for RAD and ISTD exams.
Razvan Luculescu
Razvan Luculescu
Razvan Luculescu graduated Orchestral Conducting at National Music University in Bucharest, in 2001, when he became Chorus Director Assistant with National Operetta Theatre in Bucharest. He conducted some of the theatre productions, such as: Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss –son, Countess Mariza by E. Kalmann or Kunneke’s The Cousin from Nowhere. He also collaborated with National Theatre in Bucharest, where he conducted The Burgeois Gentleman after Moliere. He also freelanced as conductor with Oleg Danovski National Theatre in Constanta and Pitesti Philharmonic Orchestra, and Baden Sinfonieta from Austria.
In 2010, he moved to Scotland where he became Musical Director of Milngavie Choir, and also conducted Monklands Light Opera and Callander Amateur Operatic Society. He is Organist and Choir Director at Portland Parish Church in Troon, Music Director of Bathgate Concert Orchestra, Milnavie Choir and Accompanist for Glasgow Ballet Studio and Strathaven Choral Society. His collaborations as conductor also include CoOperative Scotland and Clyde Opera Group, being a founding member of the last one.
David Farrell
David Farrell
David is a musician of great invention, playing everything by ear. He therefore is a great asset in accompanying Saturday morning unset classes. He also plays at Gleneagles Hotel, Guy’s Restaurant, Scottish Ballet and Dance School of Scotland. Visit his website www.thorburnandfarrell.com.
Judith Keaney
Judith Keaney
Judith was born in Glasgow and studied at the RSAMD, graduating with BA Hons, MMus Perf in Piano Accomp. She is in demand as an accompanist and chamber musician and performs regularly as Principal Keyboard with RSNO, BBC SSO, and Red Note contemporary music ensemble. Judith also accompanies at Glasgow Music Festival and has a busy teaching practice. She is on the instrumental staff at The Glasgow Academy where she teaches 5 days a week.
Geoffrey Tanti
Geoffrey Tanti
Maltese pianist Geoffrey Tanti studied with Cynthia Turner before moving to Glasgow to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He studied with Jonathan Plowright and Julia Lynch and graduated with a Masters in Piano Performance with Distinction and a Masters in Repetiteur Studies. He also worked for a year as a Junior Fellow accompanist at the RCS. Geoffrey has had many performing opportunities including performances of the Poulenc piano concerto with the RSNO and the Glasgow Orchestral society, and the Jolivet concertino for trumpet, piano and strings with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Geoffrey leads a busy freelance career in the UK performing as soloist, accompanist, repetiteur and chamber musician and works regularly for Opera Bohemia, the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He performs regularly as part of the ‘Live Music Now’ series and has recently featured on the CD ‘Luminate –Live Music Now Scotland celebrates 30 years’ on Delphian records.
Esther Knight
Esther Knight dipABRSM BMus (Hons)
Esther is a musician from York. She achieved performance diplomas in both piano and flute at the age of 18, and then went on to study piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she graduated in 2015. She is now working as a piano teacher and accompanist in Glasgow.