Head of Faculty - Keyboard and Chamber Music
Melanie Reinhard is a Canadian pianist, who has many prizes and awards to her credit. Having performed extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, she has been recognised as a versatile and artistic musician who is sought after by noted instrumentalists and singers.
Melanie received her ARCT (Performance) and LPRCM (Concert Diploma) from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, studying with James Anagnoson and Leon Fleisher. Having lived and worked in Germany and Switzerland for a decade, performing in many places including Frankfurt, Munich, Konstanz, Zürich and the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Melanie moved to the UK in 2004. As the pianist of the OPUS 3 piano trio with violinist Christopher White and cellist, Jonas Seeberg, she has performed in venues such as St. James’ Picadilly, Charterhouse, St. George in the East and for the Beethoven Society of Europe to critical acclaim.
A passionate performer and teacher, Melanie has held the post as Head of Keyboard and Chamber Music at Loughborough Schools Foundation since 2011, being instrumental in the Music department becoming an All Steinway School in 2015 and is also a founding member of the Great Bowden Music Fest.
The release of the ten Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Christopher White by Willowhayne Records in July 2022, will be followed by a recording of the Strauss and Respighi Violin Sonatas.