Mairi Grewar

YEAR OF AWARD: 2017
AGE AT AWARD: 24
ARTFORMS: Piano , Music
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Biography

Mairi Grewar is a pianist from St Andrews, who specialises in song accompaniment.

Mairi gained an undergraduate degree in Piano Performance, Cum Laude from Central Washington University.  During her time at CWU, Mairi served as accompanist for the Chamber Choir and repetiteur for CWU Opera Scenes concerts, including works from Pucinni's La Bohème and Bizet's Carmen.

Mairi has performed a wide range of repertoire, including piano solo works as well as extensive vocal and instrumental accompaniment. She has acted as Associate Accompanist for the University of St Andrews Music Department, as repetiteur for the Byre Opera, and as a teaching assistant for several music module classes.  She has played for regular concerts, choral engagements and chamber groups, and has recorded a selection of Messiaen’s vocal and chamber works for the University of St Andrews record label, Sanctiandree.

After CWU, Mairi went on to study the two year Guildhall Artist Masters Programme in Piano Accompaniment at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  There she played in recitals and masterclasses across London, performing at the Barbican, St John’s Smith Square and Milton Court Concert Hall. She performed in masterclasses for numerous notable musicians and as part of the LSO Guildhall Artist Platforms. She graduated in 2017 with distinction.

Mairi gained the opportunity to further her studies on the prestigious Artist Diploma in Repetiteur Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera School.

How the Award Helped

Mairi received an Award to support her Artist Diploma at the Guildhall's Opera School. This course offers an intense introduction to the world of Opera and opportunity to work with some of the best singers in the UK.



"Without the support of the Dewar Awards I would have been unable to fund this degree...I am extremely grateful for their support."