Karen Newby







I studied piano with John Bingham

at Trinity College of Music, and with

Norman Beedie at the Guildhall School

of Music and Drama. I also studied

accompaniment with David Newbold

at Trinity College.

As a freelance accompanist I have

worked with a wide range of

soloists including :

Randall Cooper (tenor) (

Nicky Spence (tenor) (

Pam Hart (soprano)

Martin Speake (alto saxophone)

Ivo Stankov (violin)

Moira Hartley (cello)

Nicole Muehle (soprano)

Danielle Hartley (bassoon)


I am a member of the Rákóczi Duo

with tarogato player Marc Naylor

In a recent review, the duo was

hailed as 'undoubtedly the most

exciting new duo to hit the

British musical scene in a long time'

(Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine)

I was pianist for performances at

the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich

of the chamber operas 'The Bear' by

William Walton, and 'A Dinner

Engagement' by Lennox Berkeley

I have excellent Sight reading skills,

and accompany for music

college exams, diplomas

and auditions.