2012 Awardee: Lliam Paterson


Originally from Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Lliam showed an immense aptitude for the piano from a young age.

As an undergraduate, Lliam gained a coveted place to study at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He proved himself to be an active and dynamic musician in a variety of roles including composer, conductor, recitalist and accompanist. His dedication paid off, and he achieved the outstanding result of a first class honours.

After graduation, Lliam was accepted onto a masters degree in piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  This flexible programme offered the opportunity to pursue courses in areas such as composition, conducting and harpsichord.  Lliam received an offer to study composition at New College, Oxford as well Advanced Composition at the Darlington International Summer School.  He was also selected as a repetiteur for the British Youth Opera for the second year in a row.

Lliam shows immense talent and considerable promise for the future.

How the Award Helped

Lliam’s award enabled him to accept his place on the Guildhall Artist Masters in Piano Accompaniment.