Dorian Ford

Dorian's commitment to the craft and tradition of piano playing has led to extensive classical training with eminent teachers; Stephany Tiernan (USA), Anne Shasby and Katherina Wolpe, and master classes with Gweneth Pryor, John Tilbury, Brenda Lucas-Ogden and Simon Nichols.

Recent classical performances include recitals of 20th Century lieder (Berg, Mompou, Stravinsky) with soprano, Katina Kangaris; 20th Century Latin American music (Piazzola, Brouwer, Ginestera) with Cuban cellist Pavel te Jeda; and pieces for two pianos (Bartok, Lutoslawski, Millhaud, Schubert) with pianist Claire Kitchin.

Dorian took part in Eric Satie's Vexations piano marathon as part of the Barbican's John Cage weekend, collaborating with a diverse range of pianists including Yoko Ono, Django Bates, Richard Benjafield and Julian Joseph.

A close association with composer Max de Wardener has led to several performances and recordings, including a live Radio 3 broadcast for Mixing It from the Maida Vale studios, and an album on Accidental Records.