Supporting our rehearsals are our accompanists, each of whom are outstanding musicians.

DAN MORIYAMA

Accompanist

Dan is a pianist and keyboard player performing across musical genres, from soul/rock organ at European blues festivals to classical piano at the Royal Albert Hall. An accomplished classical pianist, he specialises in accompanying instrumentalists, singers, and choirs.

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He plays Hammond organ with Tennessee blues singer, Earl Thomas; keyboards with pop artists including the late Donna Summer and members of Madness; plays and sings with ‘New Orleans funk/soul’ band, The Coalminers. He works in TV, theatre, and with dancers; is Musical Director for educational charity, Arts Insight; teaches piano and songwriting; plays bass guitar; writes, and produces. Dan studied music at Wells Cathedral School, was a BBC Young Musician piano finalist at 15, and studied jazz and classical piano at the Guildhall School of Music.

HARRY BAKER

Accompanist

Harry Baker is an award-winning pianist and composer with an equal passion for classical performance and for jazz and improvisation. A key player on the UK jazz and classical scenes, Harry has performed at the 606 Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and on BBC Radio 3, with international soloists including opera singer Danielle de Niese and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

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As an in-demand composer and arranger of choral and vocal music, Harry has written compositions for the Choirs of Merton and Magdalen College Oxford, SANSARA chamber choir, and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, with whom he is a Young Composer. In June 2019, he conducted Oxford University Jazz Orchestra and vocal ensemble The Oxford Gargoyles in the first performance of his suite for big band and voices, entitled “The Floating Boy”.
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