Pianist Dylan Perez is in demand as a recitalist, chamber musician and coach specialising in vocal repertoire.
Born in the USA, Dylan began his studies at the University of Michigan with Louis Nagel and Martin Katz before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from where he graduated in 2018 with Distinction. Whilst at the GSMD he worked with Eugene Asti, Andrew West, Iain Burnside, Julius Drake, and Pamela Lidiard. From 2019/20 he was the Lord and Lady Lurgan Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Royal College of Music.
His recent and upcoming appearances include Wigmore Hall, Milton Court, Cadogan Hall, the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, La Monnaie and the Copenhagen Opera Festival. Artists with whom he collaborates regularly include sopranos Mary Bevan and Soraya Mafi, mezzo-sopranos Jess Dandy, Ema Nikolovska and Kitty Whately and bass William Thomas. He enjoys a particularly fruitful performing relationship with his husband, renowned Scottish tenor Nicky Spence.
Dylan is the founder of re-sung, a London-based song recital series that focuses on the connection between text and music, with special interest in creating new interpretations of masterworks and championing contemporary songs. In collaboration with Julien Van Mellaerts, for Opera Holland Park Dylan curates Opera in Song – a song recital series that illuminates the operas, characters, and composers appearing during the summer season.
Awards include the Gerald Moore Prize for Accompanists, the Paul Hamburger Prize for Accompaniment and the Accompanist’s Prize at the Bampton Young Singers Competition. He has participated in many international competitions including the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, the Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition and the Das Lied International Song Competition.
Dylan has been a Britten-Pears Young Artist, an Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist and he is an alumnus of the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien. He is also a laureate of the Académie Royaumont in association with the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.