As an undergraduate, Dylan completed his music studies with honours at Colchester Institute: Centre for Performing Arts, where he studied piano with Australian pianist Lesley Young, and composition with Dr Mark Bellis, completing his teacher training under mentorship of Phil Toms and Matthew Simpkins. There, in 2009, Dylan won Colchester Institute’s Canon Jack Award for Solo Piano adjudicated by Andrew Ball. He was awarded 2nd place in The Roy Teed Cup for Composition in 2010 adjudicated by Vincent Lindsay-Clarke. After graduating, Dylan continued his personal study by receiving coaching from Colchester-based Pianist, Ian Ray, director of Colchester Choral Society.
An avid musician, Dylan has performed in masterclasses with pianists Victor Sangiorgio and Lin Lin Tao, and, showcased his compositional work to Philip Cashian, Ian Clarke, Hans Kuijt and Jeffery Wilson. More recently, Dylan has established himself as a music educator in Colchester providing tuition, workshops and concert-performance opportunities to aspirant musicians young and old. A promoter and advocate of contemporary classical music, Dylan joined the membership of Colchester New Music in 2014.
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Recordings of Dylan’s compositions can be found here: