Keith Stanfield

Violin teacher

Based in
London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in London
Keith Stanfield | Violin teacher

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PROFILE:

Keith Stanfield was born in Tooting, London; to a Samoan mother and an Australian father. Whilst visiting relatives in Melbourne when he was four years old; he was fortunate enough to be able to watch a concert being given by Itzakh Perlman on television. This was his first exposure to the world of music and the violin.

When he returned to England, he started lessons with Alison Apley, with whom he received lessons under the Suzuki Method. At the age of six, Keith made his solo debut in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. At the age of eight, he performed a solo in the Royal Fesitval Hall. He also performed on T.V. in 1997, appearing as a soloist on “Brian Conelly’s Crazy Christmas.” He was accepted into the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music when he was 10. Two years later, he was accepted into the Purcell School of Music. Here, he commenced studies with Erik Huston.

Having completed his studies at the Purcell School at the age of 17, he was accepted into the Royal Academy of Music graduating in 2009; where he studied with Professor Remus Azoitei.

Keith has given many recitals and performed in many concerts both in the U.K. and Continental Europe itself, and even more so having graduated in 2009. Also, Keith has performed in Australia and New Zealand. Later on in the year, he will be giving recitals in Australia, Italy and the U.K.

Concert and Recital Experience

Keith Stanfield has performed in many of the U.K.’s leading concert halls. Solo performances include the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall. Keith has also given recitals in Spain, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Whilst at the Purcell School of Music, Keith performed extensively as a soloist and as an ensemble player with all of the various orchestras and chamber groups of the school. As far as performances as a soloist with orchestra are concerned, he has performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor in 2000, and the Tschaikowsky Concerto for Violin in 2005 with the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra. Keith regularly gives solo recitals in Europe and Oceania, with the next series staring in April of this year.

Orchestral Experience

Having been educated at the Purcell School of Music, and also at the Royal Academy of Music (from which he graduated in 2009), Keith has been fortunate enough to be able to work with some of the top conductors of the modern era- Sir Colin Davis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Diego Masson, Mark Elder and Leif Segerstam amongst others. Whilst at school, Keith performed in various orchestras at the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department, leading the orchestra on occasions. He also performed with the L.S.S.O. Whilst at school, Keith became a member of the New Professionals – one of London’s newest chamber orchestras. With this and other ensembles, he has performed in such venues as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Johns Smith Square, St. Martin in the Fields, The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall. Keith also recently collaborated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and recently performed a sell out concert in the world famous Philharmonie in Berlin.

Experience

Recital and Orchestral Experience

Concert and Recital Experience

Keith Stanfield has performed in many of the U.K.’s leading concert halls. Solo performances include the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall. Keith has also given recitals in Spain, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Whilst at the Purcell School of Music, Keith performed extensively as a soloist and as an ensemble player with all of the various orchestras and chamber groups of the school. As far as performances as a soloist with orchestra are concerned, he has performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor in 2000, and the Tschaikowsky Concerto for Violin in 2005 with the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra. Keith regularly gives solo recitals in Europe and Oceania, with the next series staring in April of this year.

Orchestral Experience

Having been educated at the Purcell School of Music, and also at the Royal Academy of Music (where he is still a student), Keith has been fortunate enough to be able to work with some of the top conductors of the modern era- Sir Colin Davis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Diego Masson, Mark Elder and Leif Segerstam amongst others. Whilst at school, Keith performed in various orchestras at the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department, leading the orchestra on occasions. He also performed with the L.S.S.O. Whilst at school, Keith became a member of the New Professionals – one of London’s newest chamber orchestras. With this and other ensembles, he has performed in such venues as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Johns Smith Square, St. Martin in the Fields, The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall. Keith also recently collaborated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and recently performed a sell out concert in the world famous Philharmonie in Berlin.

Dates: 
Jan 1992 - Jan 2010

Educational history

LRam- Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music

Dates: 
January, 1993 - January, 2010
Institution: 
THe Royal Academy of Music
My position as a graduate of the Academy places me ideally for teaching, in that in addition to my own experience and ideas, I am able to submit the experience and innovations of other famous and extremely able teachers. As a result of this, the method of instruction I provide is a composite of personal and received experience. For more teaching information, please visit www.keithstanfield.com and click on the teaching section.

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Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


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