EPTA UK Management

Committee Member Rory Dowse

Rory Dowse is a Master of Music graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, and a First-Class Bachelor of Music graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, where he achieved the highest mark in his year. Rory studied piano under Dr. Murray McLachlan at the Royal Northern College of Music, and under Dr. Peter Tuite at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He is a piano accompanist at the University of Manchester, and a regular contributor for Piano Professional and Piano Journal.

He has performed throughout the UK and Ireland as both a soloist and accompanist, and won a number of competitions, including the Joan Gavin Cup and Dina Copeman Cup at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has also received masterclasses from pianists including Peter Donohoe, Leon Fleisher, Peter Hill, Stephen Hough, Leslie Howard, and Fanny Waterman.

After the publication of his article, ‘Beethoven’s WoO 47 Piano Sonatas: Worthless or Invaluable?’ in Piano Professional journal, Rory was awarded a scholarship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council by the Royal Northern College of Music. He has also been awarded ‘Highly Commended in the Recognition of Academic Excellence’ by The Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Having gained over a dozen years of teaching experience, Rory has taught piano and theory to pupils of various ages and abilities: from beginners to professionals, aged approximately three to seventy. Many of his students have achieved Distinction in examinations and won competitions. Rory has also taught courses on analysis, aural, and musicianship skills at the University of Manchester.

Website: www.rorydowse.com