The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Albert Kayedpour

Albert started playing the violin at the age of 6 via the Suzuki method in Iran and continued his studies in London from age 10. In 2011 he joined the Centre for Young Musicians and later in 2013 he attended the Junior Royal Academy of Music, studying with Ms Julia Jasinski and Ms Yumi Sasaki during which time he performed short recitals and appeared as a soloist. As first British/Iranian violinist to do so, at the Academy he later continued his undergraduate studies with Professor Diana Cummings and postgraduate studies with Professor Joshua Fisher at Senior level.
He has appeared as a soloist playing the ‘Summer’ and ‘Winter’ from the four seasons of Vivaldi at age 14 with the CYM String Orchestra and the Westminster Academy Orchestra. At the same time, he has also played recitals playing Bach, Sarasate, Albinoni and his own compositions for the piano which he also plays, having studied since the age of 10. His most recent solo appearances have been playing the Bruch Violin Concerto no 1 and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Alba Sinfonia and Elstree Mozart Players where he received standing ovations for all the three performances.
Albert has a wide range of orchestral experience having been involved in many projects with the London Concert Orchestra, Orion Orchestra, Brio Orchestra, Fantasia Orchestra and played in the Royal Academy of Music ensembles such as the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, the Opera Orchestra. He has worked with distinguished conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Ed Gardner (OBE), Sir Mark Elder, John Wilson, Nick Daniels, Dinis Sousa, Carlos Izcaray, Anthony Weeden, Howard Williams and many more. Performances have taken him to venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St. Alfege Church, Dukes Hall in London, Cadogan Hall, Logan Hall as well as many prestigious venues on tour across the UK and abroad.
He is also a versatile chamber musician who has played in a variety of chamber ensembles during his time at the RAM. His most recent chamber project was being part of the Endelienta Chamber Music Festival in Cornwall, playing Mendelssohn’s Octet and Copland’s Appalachian Spring.