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Dale Wills PIANIST
Dale Wills combines his role as a repetiteur and piano accompanist with working as a media lawyer across the music, film and television spheres. Dale has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, Early Music Show and Radio 4’s Morning Service. On disc he appears on Hyperion and Chandos labels, playing harpsichord continuo for New Chamber Opera’s Rameau Cantata series, La Finta Giardiniera Mozart, and in Handel’s Coronation Anthems.
Dale trained as initially as an organist, harpsichordist and pianist at Chetham’s School of Music before seeing the light and realising that the singers were having more fun. Whilst still at school, he began a long running association with baroque opera, playing continuo for the Yorke Trust's productions of Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, Hippolyte et Aricie and Giulio Cesare. He also held the organ scholarship at Manchester Cathedral.
On leaving school, Dale took up the Repetiteur Scholarship at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, working with Gary Cooper, Matthew Hall, Christian Curnyn and Steven Divine on productions including the contemporary premieres of several Charpentier stage works and Arne's Thomas and Sally.
Dale has worked with Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne, English National Opera, Kentish Opera as well as appearing as an accompanist for recitals.