Performances & Exams:
We are able to provide an accompanist for most situations and will be classed as either a performance or exam based event. Please refer to the pricing tab to see what is included. If you are considering booking an accompanist with us, testimonials from other musicians who have used our service can be found further down this page.
The accompanist you book is guaranteed to have a wealth of experience and confident accompanying in all performance settings, enabling you to shine and sound your best on the stage. Repertoire will be learnt by the pianist to a high level ensuring that your event remains professional and convincing even if there is limited time.
We understand that exams can often be just as nerve wracking as performances, if not more so, and should rightly be seen as performances in themselves. Our aim is to help make you feel ready and excited about your exam, creating rehearsing environments that are relaxed yet focused, and inspire confidence allowing you to play as well as you possibly can.
We are able to accompany all grades from all the main exam boards including:
Post grade 8 exams such as diplomas or university exams will be classed as a performance event due to the extra time & preparation needed by the accompanist.
Performance events will be any of the above categories. If your event type is not listed above, please get in contact and we will do our best to accommodate!
“Upon meeting Ruth for the first time, I was greeted with a bubbly, warm personality and a focussed attitude towards our projects together. Unsurprisingly, this energy is reflected throughout her playing, boasting spectacular virtuosity and musical flexibility. There is no doubt that Ruth is an exceptionally talented pianist, complimented by a friendly, down-to-earth aura that makes her a pleasure to work with.”
"Ruifan has accompanied me many times for my recitals in the past 4 years, playing music together with her is always joyful. I always notice how quickly she learns the repertoire, only shortly after giving her the scores on the first rehearsal we are already able to play fluently! The best part about it is that the quality of the music is also at such a high level. I feel that Ruifan is able to manage to her time and her practise very efficiently. Her attitude is always very professional and she really cares about what the performer actually wants from the music and all the details rather than just doing her own thing or playing notes without any thought. Finally, I would like to say that Ruifan is a very friendly and kind person who is always a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her as your accompanist."
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
"Ruifan was amazing throughout the whole year being the secondo for my final year CD project. The focus, enthusiasm and professionalism she brought to the whole project was inspiring and I am very appreciative of the amount of time she spent on it with me, especially as it took so much longer to record everything than we initially anticipated! Ruifan is an incredibly talented pianist and accompanist, with the ability to always bring a performance to life no matter which repertoire she plays. I highly recommend you ask her to play for you if you are in need of a skilful accompanist who will not let you down. I am of course looking forward to continuing playing and performing duets with her in the future!"
"Ruifan, thank you so much for willing to be my accompanist to help my situation. It was just three days before my recital when Ruifan got the scores of the 15 songs for the first time and none of them were easy! Somehow, she managed to learn everything within the first 48 hours and every song had been brought up to a very high level, she really is like a superwoman! As we know, accompaniment is such an important role and her part helped me a lot during my performance. The individual style of each song and the character changes in between them, we rehearsed and worked together well, allowing us to communicate with each other through the music... then I got the highest mark for my final recital in the end! I really appreciate that Ruifan was willing to help me out at such short notice and I’m very impressed with her professional skills and the high quality she can bring to music in a short space of time. I sincerely hope that she has a great time studying at RCM, thank you so much again, Ruifan!"
Zi Jun Xu
Royal College of
Music - London
"Ruifan is very a talented pianist, especially in piano accompaniment. During my Concerto competition last week, Ruifan surprised me with such sensitive piano skills and I would like to say that her being my second pianist was an unforgettable experience in my musical journey."
University of Birmingham
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
BBC Young Musician