Jeremy Limb

In 1989 Jeremy Limb went to Queen’s College, Oxford, to read music, becoming an exhibitioner there.  In 1992 he gave a performance of Prokofiev’s First Piano Concerto with the Oxford Philharmonia in the Sheldonian Theatre.  After leaving Oxford, he spent three years at the Royal College of Music, where he won teh 1993 Millicent Silver Brahms Prize and the 1995 Frank Merrick British Music Prize as well as giving a performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Hurst in the Royal College Concert Hall.  He has since broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of their Young Artist’s Forum concert series, given recitals at venues which have included St James’s Piccadilly and St Martin-in-the-Fields and in 1997 he won first prize in the eighteenth Robert William and Florence Amy Brant National Piano Competition.  He now works as a freelance musician in various different capacities, as a soloist, accompanist, repetiteur (including extensive work for English National Opera), jazz/pop performer/arranger and music director.  He is also a writer and performer of comedy, appearing regularly at the Pleasance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and has had material used on BBC 1 by Harry Enfield.  He was nominated for the LWT New Comedy Writing Award 1998 for his play Play Wisty for Me – The Life of Peter Cook which has since toured all over Britain and been taken to the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2002.