Conor Smyth-Small BMus (Hons), DipLCM
Conor achieved his Bachelor of Music from King’s College London with First Class Honours in 2018. Upon completion of his studies, he attended Brevard International Music Festival in North Carolina where he worked closely with esteemed pianists Michael Chertock and Norman Krieger, focussing on both solo and chamber repertoire from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras. While in Brevard, Conor also worked with professor Jihye Chang as he selected to premiere a contemporary etude written by South Korean composer, SiHyun Uhm.
An experienced performer and enthusiastic teacher, Conor has taught piano to children in a summer camp in the United States of America and also in schools across Northeast India while partaking in a volunteer programme. In his teenage years, Conor was successful in several national competitions and was selected as a finalist for Northern Ireland’s Young Musician of the Year and for the National Catherine Judge Memorial Award. More recently, Conor advanced to the semi-finals of the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto competition at Brevard International Music Festival.