Alicia Chaffey



Alicia is a classical pianist, teacher, collaborator and advocate of mental health, based in London.

Praised for her ‘profound sensitivity’, ‘expressive touch’ and ‘spellbinding performances’, Alicia has performed in venues such as St. John’s Smith Square, St-Martin-In-The-Fields, St. James’ Piccadilly, Hampton Court Palace and The Purcell Room. She has given several solo UK recital tours from a young age, most recently for ‘Whitstable Music Club’ and ‘Luton Music’ in late 2018. An experienced concerto soloist, she made her London concerto debut in 2013 performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Royal Holloway Philharmonic Orchestra at St. John's Smith Square, performing it again with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in 2015.

With a love for chamber music and collaboration, Alicia recently formed The Oizys Ensemble, a group of nine London-based classical musicians, co-founded with American composer Marcus R Feld and soprano Katie Gilbert. The ensemble’s goal is to help raise awareness of mental health issues, open conversations and break the stigma through their performances and the medium of The Arts. The ensemble made their debut performances at St. Mary’s Church in Ealing and Schott Music in May 2018 to celebrate Mental Health Week. They will also be releasing their own documentary sharing their personal stories in relation to music and mental health on 10th October 2019 to celebrate World Mental Health Day. Alicia was a finalist in the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize in 2018 with mezzo-soprano Emily Gray, and in the English Song Competition held at Trinity Laban Conservatoire with mezzo-soprano Emma Lewis in 2015.

Alicia graduated with a Postgraduate Artist Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2017 under the tutelage of Gabriele Baldocci. She has taken part in masterclasses and guidance from Philip Fowke, Pascal Roge, Martino Tirimo, Eugene Asti, Peter Tuite, Helen Reid, Rolf Hind and Margaret Fingerhut. Alicia previously studied with Nigel Clayton at The Royal College of Music, whilst undertaking a music degree at Royal Holloway, University of London. There, she won the Concerto Competition and awarded the prestigious Dame Felicity Lott Bursary, given to two final year students showing promise in a performance career.