FREDERIC BADGER - Piano Tutor
Frederic Bager studied with Andrew Ball at the Royal College of Music, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music (First Class) and receiving the Kendall Taylor Prize. In 2018, he received a Master of Arts (Distinction) from the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Ian Fountain and received the Sterndale Bennett Prize, as well as a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. He was the Hodgson Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music for the year 2018-19.
Frederic Bager enjoys teaching the piano to all ages and abilities. In addition to Langley Hall Primary Academy, he also teaches at London Central Music School, Windsor Piano School and privately.
Frederic Bager enjoys a growing performing career and has performed in major venues including the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, the Cologne Philharmonie, St John’s Smith Square, London, Victoria Hall, Geneva and Salle Métropole, Lausanne, Switzerland. Recent appearances also include recitals at St James’ Piccadilly (London), Colston Hall (Bristol), TangoBrücke Einbeck (Germany), Resonanzen Festival Sils, Week-End Musical de Pully, Automne Musical d’Ollon and Geneva Puplinge Classique (Switzerland).
He regularly performs as chamber musician and accompanist and has in recent years been sponsored by Migros Cultural Percentage. He studied the Lieder repertoire with Roger Vignoles and has performed chamber music across a wide and varied repertoire ranging from Mozart, Beethoven and Clara Schumann to Poulenc, Schnittke, Boulez and others, notably at the Davos Festival where he enjoyed regular residencies.
Born into a musical family, he began playing the piano at an early age, first studying privately, then at the Lausanne and Geneva conservatories. In 2007 he was awarded a scholarship to study with John Byrne at Wells Cathedral School. While at Wells, he performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto on a tour of China and Hong Kong and was Category Finalist in the BBC Young Musician 2010 competition, broadcast on BBC Four.
His album, Dawnsong, recorded with Sheva Collection, features works by Robert and Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Alban Berg and is available to stream or download on all major platforms. He has performed live on Swiss radio channel Espace 2.