Clinton Cormany was born in the USA. He has distinguished himself as an accompanist to many singers and instrumentalists in recitals all over the United States and Europe. His principal teachers were the late Leonard Hokanson at the Indiana University School of Music and Malcolm Martineau at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Among the accolades for his accompaniment have been the unanimous First Prize for Pianists at the 1999 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the 2002 Vivian Langrish Prize for Accompanists. In past years he has been sponsored by the Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Trust, and has participated in the Young Songmakers’ Programme with Graham Johnson. Whilst at the Royal Academy of Music he won many of its accompaniment and chamber-music prizes, and graduated with its prestigious DipRAM and the award of a fellowship.
Clinton’s concert work has included several large-scale projects involving his peers: in recent years he has organised presentations of the complete song-cycles of Schumann, the entire Spanisches Liederbuch and Mörike-Lieder of Hugo Wolf, the complete mélodies of Ravel and a series exploring the vast corpus of American song. With recital partners he has performed in Britain at the Oxford Lieder Festival, at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, Fairfield Halls and Wigmore Hall. His performances have been broadcast by Spanish National Radio, BBC Radio 3, and American PBS. Recital work has taken him to Sweden and Austria, and he has made several extended tours of Spain with the clarinettist Cristo Barrios.