Iain Burnside: Being a witty and entertaining natural communicator, Iain is often asked to make regular television appearances, give masterclasses, and, time permitting, present season launches or sit on juries of international competitions. Iain's love of both music and poetry has naturally led him to devise a series of innovative programmes, focussing on often neglected areas of repertoire and collaborating with selected singers.
The result of this passion is reflected in Iain's recorded output over the recent months, which amounts to a unique portfolio of acclaimed recordings across three labels and thematically linked by a common British thread. Another aspect of Iain's programming skills is demonstrated in the Music and Poetry presentations that he has put together and performed with actors providing the spoken verse juxtaposed with thematically linked items from the song repertoire. It is rare to find a pianist as busy as Iain who is able to combine so many skills in such an enterprising way.