Heather Slade-Lipkin

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Heather Slade-Lipkin (9 March 1947 – 16 October 2017)[1] was an English pianist, harpsichordist and teacher.

Life[edit]

Heather Slade-Lipkin was born into a musical family from Hoylake, Wirral, and by the age of six had already begun formal piano lessons. She was soon winning many first Prizes at music festivals. She studied with, among others, Gordon Green, Clifton Helliwell, Kenneth Gilbert and Huguette Dreyfus.

She served as piano lecturer at RNCM and 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 for the CBSO and the BBC.

Her students included Stephen Hough,[2] Stephen Coombs,[3] Leon McCawley,[4] Sophie Yates,[5] Robert Markham,[6] Stephen Gosling,[7] Phillip Moore,[8] Roderick Chadwick,[9] Jason Ridgway,[10] Jonathan Scott,[11] James Willshire,[12] Faith Leadbetter,[13] Tim Horton,[14] Miles Clery-Fox,[15] Anna Markland,[16] Sarah Nicolls,[17] Helen Sherrah-Davies,[18] Jane Ford,[19] Robert Emery,[20] Joy Morin,[21] Julia Hartmann,[22] Nellie Seng,[23] David Moss,[24] Iulia Mocioc,[25] Margaret Roberts,[26] Jacqueline Leveridge,[citation needed] Eleanor Meynell,[27] James May,[28] Iain Clarke,[29] Durness Mackay-Champion, and Anna Michels.[30]

Recordings by Heather Slade-Lipkin include Jean-Philippe Rameau: The Second Book of Pièces de Clavecins[31] and Contrasts with mezzo-soprano Marilena Zlatanou.[32]

She was a Professor of Piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland senior department, and tutored many nationally and internationally successful junior students.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Slade-Lipkin died on 16 October 2017, aged 70, from metastatic pancreatic cancer.[where?][33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heather Slade-Lipkin Birthday Concert
  2. ^ "Stephen Hough biography". Naxos. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stephen Coombs biography". Hyperion. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leon McCawley". Leon McCawley. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sophie Yates". Sophie Yates. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Birmingham Conservatoire: Robert Markham biography
  7. ^ "Stephen Gosling biography". Naxos. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Phillip Moore". Philipmoorepianist.co.uk. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Royal Academy of Music: Roderick Chadwick biography". Ram.ac.uk. 20 July 1976. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jason Ridgway biography". Gary Parkes Music. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Jonathan Scott". Jonathan Scott. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "James Willshire". James Willshire. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Faith Leadbetter". Richard Saxel Duet. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Tim Horton biography". Kings Place. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  15. ^ Miles Clery-Fox. "Miles Clery-Fox biography". Plaxo. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "BBC Young Musician: Anna Markland biography". Bach Cantatas. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Sarah Nicolls biography". Brunel. 28 September 2011. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Helen Sherrah-Davies". Helen Sherrah-Davies. 22 February 1999. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Jane Ford". Jane Ford. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  20. ^ Robert Emery
  21. ^ "Redon Conservatoire: Joy Morin biography" (in French). Cc-pays-redon.fr. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Julia Hartmann". Julia Hartmann. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  23. ^ CUNY Doctoral Piano Listing: Nellie Seng
  24. ^ "David Moss". Mosspiano.com. Retrieved 16 January 2012. [permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Iulia Mocioc". YouTube. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  26. ^ "Collaborative Piano: Margaret Roberts biography". Pianoaccompanists.com. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  27. ^ "Eleanor Meynell". Eleanor Meynell.co.uk. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  28. ^ "Heather Slade-Lipkin". Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  29. ^ "Iain Clarke 1st prize listing". Moray Competition. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  30. ^ "Anna Michels 1st prize listing". James Waterhouse Competition. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  31. ^ Bruche Recordings: CBR102
  32. ^ "Bergen Digital Studio: BDCD 7021". Okkenhaug.com. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  33. ^ DEATH OF AN INFLUENTIAL KEYBOARD TEACHER, slippedisc.com; accessed 26 October 2017.