Harvey Davies

piano / harpsichord

Born to a family of professional musicians, Harvey Davies began learning the piano before he was three. His teachers included Helen Davies, David Parkhouse and latterly Ryszard Bakst at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Harvey lived for many years in Wales becoming a founder member of Ensemble Cymru and forming a successful piano duet team with his mother, Helen. Composers who have written for them include Nicola Lefanu, Alun Hoddinott and Jeffrey Lewis. They have made premiere recordings not only of works they have commissioned, but also by Czerny and Mendelssohn. Harvey has worked at the RNCM since 2005 as a staff pianist and is a Teaching Fellow in Historical Performance. With his wife, the ‘cellist Heather Bills, Harvey directs the Pleyel Ensemble, a chamber group comprising some of the UK’s leading instrumentalist.