A Chetham’s alumni and chosen as ‘One to Watch’ by International Piano Magazine, Iyad Sughayer’s debut album – Khachaturian Piano Works for BIS Records was described by Gramophone as ‘exhilarating and delivered with perfect clarity’ and ‘an outstanding debut’ by BBC Music Magazine. Nominated as a 2022 Rising Star Artist by Classic FM, Iyad was a prize-winner at the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) International Auditions in 2021.
During the 2022/23 season he returns to Wigmore Hall, as soloist and chamber musician, and gives recitals in the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham International Piano series, Leicester International Music Festival and Perth Concert Hall. He collaborate with Nicholas Daniel, Jordan Bak and Armand Djikoloum in concerts across the UK, including the Lammermuir Festival, Kettles Yard Cambridge, St. David’s Hall Cardiff, and Leeds International concert series.
As soloist Iyad has appeared with leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Cairo and Amman Symphony Orchestras. Previous concert highlights include recitals at the Brighton Festival, Lake District Summer Music Festival, The Bridgewater Hall and The Stoller Hall in Manchester (broadcast by BBC Radio 3),Leeds Town Hall, the Laeiszhalle (Hamburg) and Festival Musique D’Abord (France).