Charlie Woof-Byrne

Bio

Charlie is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where he finished with a First Class BMus (hons) in Piano Performance. Charlie has been performing since a young age. He played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with orchestra aged fourteen. He then won the Esther Davis prize for his playing of the same concerto in the Chethams International Piano Concerto Competition 2011. He was also a keen violinist when growing up, performing the Mendelssohn Violin concerto with orchestra aged 15. He has performed all over the UK and also in France, Italy and Spain.

He has been a prizewinner in the European Piano Teachers Association UK Competition numerous times. He notably performed at St Martin in the Fields in London 2014. At the Academy, he was a prizewinner in the Mozart Piano Concerto competition for 3rd-year undergraduate pianists. He was also awarded the 2017 Ayling Award for highest undergraduate achievement. He also has a great interest in chamber music, winning the Junior Royal Academy Chamber Music Competition aged seventeen. He performed at King’s Place in 2012 with his piano trio as part of a London 2012 Olympics Concert Series. He has since performed in many chamber concerts, notably in the RAM Club Prize Winner’s Recital (2018) and the Steve Reich Chamber Concert in the Royal Academy Piano Festival 2019. Charlie has been teaching for many years and is experienced in teaching both children and adults.