Biography

Mairi Grewar is a Scottish pianist, based in London. She is currently a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio 2019/2020. Mairi enjoys a varied musical life, focussing primarily on Opera and collaborating with singers. During the NOS Residences Mairi has performed with the orchestras of the Welsh National Opera and Opera North under the batons of Sian Edwards and Nicholas Kok. In February 2020 she performed in recital at the English National Opera. Mairi was the coaching Fellow on the Guildhall Opera Course where she was chief coach for the Autumn 2018 production of Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. In August 2019, Mairi was répétiteur for British Youth Opera's production of Rossini's La Cenerentola at the Peacock Theatre in London. In April 2019 Mairi was chorus répétiteur for Opera Holland Park on their productions of Pucinni’s Manon Lescaut, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Cilea’s L’arlesiana and Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. She regularly performs with the Opera Holland Park outreach programme Inspire, bringing music to charities and community centres in London.  Other work at Guildhall as répétiteur has included their production of Menotti's The Consul (November 2017), Lennox Berkely’s A Dinner Engagement and the premier of Lucy Armstrong’s A Risk of Lobsters as part of the Guildhall Opera Makers performance in June 2018. 

Mairi was assistant conductor at Berlin Opera Academy for their August 2018 production of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. In the Spring of 2018 Mairi took part in the prestigious Solti Accademia Répétiteur Course in Venice, Italy, where she worked with coaches Pamela Bullock, Johnathan Papp, James Vaughn, Anette Saunders and conductor Richard Bonynge. In the summer of 2017 Mairi was a scholar of the Franz Schubert Institut in Baden, Austria. During this six-week intensive course Mairi studied German lieder from instructors Roger Vignoles, Andreas Schmidt, Robert Holl, Elly Ameling, Birgid Steinberger, Wolfram Reiger, Julius Drake and Helmut Deutsch. In August 2016, Mairi particpated in the Summer Lied-Studio in Stratford-Upon-Avon, led by Gary Matthewman with Joan Rogers CBE and Cordula Kempe.

In August 2017 Mairi graduated with distinction from the Guildhall Artist Masters Programme in Piano Accompaniment, a two year course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied with Laura Roberts. During her time at Guildhall Mairi played in recitals and masterclasses across London, performing at the Barbican, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Milton Court Concert Hall. She has performed in masterclass for Graham Johnson and Martin Katz and has worked with Iain Burnside, Eugene Asti and Gordon Stewart in song projects. In September 2016, Mairi performed songs by Sibelius in the Barbican Concert Hall as part of the LSO Guildhall Artist Platforms. 

Mairi was Associate Accompanist at the University of St Andrews Music Department and was répétiteur for the Byre Opera for their 2015 production of Iphigenie in Tauris. In July 2019 Mairi returned as Music Director for they performances of Vaughn Williams' Riders to the Sea and Dring's A Cupboard Love. Mairi recorded a selection of Messiaen’s vocal and chamber works for the University of St Andrews record label, Sanctiandree. 

She received her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance, Cum Laude from Central Washington University where she studied with Dr. John Pickett and Dr. Gayla Blaisedell, Vocal Department.

Mairi will join Chicago Summer Opera in July 2020 as coach and répétiteur on Humperdinck's nsel und Gretel.

She is kindly supported by the Amar Foster Jenkins Trust, the Scottish International Education Trust, The Cross Trust and the Dewar Arts Awards.

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