Pianist | Conductor | Vocal Coach
Krystian Bellière is a versatile artist based in London working as a pianist, conductor and vocal coach. As a soloist he made highly acclaimed débuts at the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, St. John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Steinway Hall, London and he has performed throughout the UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, Israel, East and South Africa. Radio broadcasts include live on BBC Radio 3.
He made his début at the Wigmore Hall directing Viktor Ullmann’s opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis from the keyboard, subsequently touring nationally. In addition he has directed performances of Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, La Bohème, Hänsel und Gretel, Werther, Der Vogelhändler and the musicals Sweet Charity,
My Fair Lady and Guys&Dolls. He has worked as a pianist and conductor on over thirty productions in Germany at the opera houses of Wiesbaden, Nürnberg and Freiburg. An alumnus of the National Opera Studio in London, he also works as a repetiteur for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as a coach on the Jette Parker Young Artists’ Programme, for English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, the Classical Opera Company and he enjoys partnering some of the UK’s finest singers in recital.
Born in London, Krystian Bellière comes from a family of English, French and German origins. In his teens he concentrated on composition and was taught piano by Ronald Smith before being awarded a scholarship at Christ Church, Oxford where he gained a First in Music. Further study followed at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where he majored in conducting, studying in master classes with Michael Tilson Thomas and where his piano teacher was James Gibb. Subsequently he undertook intensive courses with Murray Perahia, Alfred Brendel and Stephen Kovacevich.