Jeremy Aknai

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United Kingdom

Born in 1977, Jeremy Aknai, who comes from Hertfordshire, UK, began learning the piano at the age of five and the cello at eleven. At thirteen he started composition lessons at the London College of Music Junior School, and later continued at the Junior Academy of the Royal Academy of Music. As an undergraduate he spent three years studying music at the University of York, gaining a first class BA (Hons). In 1999 he completed a MMus in Composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

After twelve years at a London music publisher Jeremy decided to strike out on his own and now works as a freelance music engraver, editor, proofreader and piano accompanist.

A varied output includes a Chamber Symphony, song cycles, chamber music and a piece for piano and electronics. He has had several successes at competitions, including reaching the finals of ‘BBC Young Musicians’.