Heather Slade-Lipkin

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Heather Slade-Lipkin (9 March 1947 – 16 October 2017) was an English pianist, harpsichordist and teacher.

Biography[edit]

Slade-Lipkin was born into a musical family from Hoylake, Wirral. She began formal piano lessons before the age of six and made her concerto debut at the age of twelve. She studied with Gordon Green[1] and Clifton Helliwell at the Royal Northern College of Music, and later in Paris with Kenneth Gilbert and Huguette Dreyfus.

Slade-Lipkin taught piano at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and was a visiting professor of piano at Chetham's School of Music. She won first prizes at the National Piano Competition and the National Harpsichord Competition, and was a finalist in the Paris International Fortepiano Competition. She appeared as a soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.[2]

Notable students include:

Recordings by Heather Slade-Lipkin include Jean-Philippe Rameau: The Second Book of Pièces de Clavecins[20] and Contrasts with mezzo-soprano Marilena Zlatanou.[21]

Slade-Lipkin died on 16 October 2017,[2] aged 70, from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She is interred at the Manchester Southern Cemetery.

References[edit]

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  19. ^ "Anna Michels". St Mary's Music School. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  20. ^ Bruche Recordings: CBR102
  21. ^ "Contrast, antithesis". WorldCat.org. Retrieved 14 April 2022.