Gamal Khamis

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: London


After gaining a degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London, Gamal completed his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music. He first performed at the Wigmore Hall at the age of ten, and has since appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall and Sage Gateshead among many others.

Gamal has won major prizes at the Norah Sande, ESO Young Soloist and Christopher Duke piano competitions, and has performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and Finzi, with orchestras including the University of London Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Orchestra and Guildford Symphony Orchestra.

He has given world premieres of works by Timothy Salter, Andrew Toovey, Eleanor Alberga, Howard Skempton, Shiva Feshareki and Charlotte Harding, and has also worked with Thomas Adès and Mark-Anthony Turnage on their solo piano compositions. His playing has also been broacast several times on BBC Radio 3 and Dutch radio, as well as Danish and Arabic television.

Gamal has been a Concordia Foundation Artist since 2010, a Park Lane Group Artist since 2013, and is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet who recently won the Elias Fawcett Trust Award at the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, and will make their Wigmore Hall debut in April 2017. He also performs regularly with Sinfonia Cymru.