Gamal Khamis has performed at Carnegie Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Sage Gateshead, as well as all over Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. He made his debut at the Wigmore Hall at the age of ten, and he gained a degree in Mathematics from Imperial College London before completing his formal education at the Royal College of Music, where he now works with the Vocal Faculty and the Junior Department. He has won major prizes at the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition and the Ferrier Awards, and he has premiered works by many of Britain’s leading composers including Eleanor Alberga, Daniel Kidane, Amy Bryce, Shiva Feshareki and George Stevenson. He has performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, R. Schumann, Grieg, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky and Finzi with orchestras all over the UK, and he is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 In Tune, where he has performed alongside Sol Gabetta, Vilde Frang and Erwin Schrott.
Gamal is a Samling Artist, a member of the award-winning Lipatti Piano Quartet, and a coach and pianist on DEBUT’s Horizon Project. He is on the Artistic Committee of the Park Lane Group, and he is an alumnus of the Banff Centre in Canada and the Concordia Foundation in London. Gamal performs regularly at both the Flatirons Chamber Music Festival in Colorado, USA, and the Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival in London. His recording of works by Richard Strauss alongside the actor Christopher Kent was released by SOMM Recordings in 2022, to critical acclaim. Gamal would like to thank The Carne Trust, The Finzi Trust, the Richard Strauss Society and Help Musicians UK for their recent support of his career.
“The highlight of the evening was pianist Gamal Khamis, whose sensitivity and imagination shone out of his three performances.”
Faculties / departments: Junior Department
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