Gillian Oswell, born and raised in Kent, England, started playing the piano at six years of age and gained her LRAM whilst still at school. She went on to study Piano and ‘Cello at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly and Philip Jenkins where she was awarded her LGSM and GRSM (Hons). Whilst at RAM, Gillian began teaching piano for the Inner London Education Authority which sparked a lifelong
interest in communicating her love of music to others.
She is a fully qualified teacher and has enjoyed a teaching career that comprised of domestic postings in England, including on the String Training Programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is also on their Junior Department’s deputy piano teaching register. Teaching has been both class and individual lessons in the public and private sectors. Gillian also gained overseas experience teaching in Brussels.
Gillian has performed as a soloist, accompanist and orchestral musician including concerts at the South Bank, St John’s Smith Square and The Royal Albert Hall. She also travels internationally performing, adjudicating and examining on the Main Panel for ABRSM and is an Adjudicator with the British and International Federation of Festivals.