Pianist Frasier Hickland graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Irish Academy of Music – where he studied under Professor Anthony Byrne – and is currently continuing his studies with Simon Lepper and Kathron Sturrock at the Royal College of Music, London.
He is a SongEasel Young Artist, and has participated in masterclasses with renowned musicians such as John O’Conor, Finghin Collins, Kathryn Harries, Ingrid Surgenor, Dennis O’Neill, Roger Vignoles, and Iain Burnside. He has been featured on both BBC Radio Ulster, to commemorate the Jane Austen Bicentenary, and on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ with tenor Andrew Irwin.
He has also performed in many prestigious venues, including Wigmore Hall, London, the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Ulster Hall, Belfast. He was selected to work in a residency with distinguished composer Sally Beamish OBE, and gave the Irish premiere of her piece Wild Swans.
His work with Northern Ireland Opera has been extensive, ranging from recitals to répétiteur roles including Puccini’s La Bohème, Offenbach’s Daphnis et Chloé and L’île de Tulipatan, and Seán Doherty’s The Linen Opera, ‘Waking Beauty’.