Matteo Dalle Fratte

"Bernard possesses an outstanding ability to understand how correct Italian diction can be combined with musicality and expressiveness. He is an excellent Italian language and music coach!"

~ Dr Matteo Dalle Fratte
Founder of Melofonetica,
Italian coach at international opera houses

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"His playing combines secure reliability with an inquisitive imagination which manifests itself most sharply in matters of tone-colour, sensitivity of micro-timing in matching the singer, and an ability to maintain a sense of energy and flow without ever seeming mechanistic and unyielding."

~ Robin Bowman

International Vocal Coach and Collaborative Pianist

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"Bernard is a skilled and talented collaborative pianist who possess a keen sensibility in working with singers.  He takes great care in understanding and interpreting texts, and adapts with ease to changing styles and demands. He is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic coach, and a sensitive and flexible pianist. I have always felt supported and connected musically and interpretatively when working with him, and have truly been enriched through our collaborations!"

~ Dr Rose Mannino

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"Bernard is a talented and reliable collaborator with the facilities to play all of the styles demanded, backed up with a thorough understanding of the way the texts work with different voices. He is also a competent vocal coach and is a performer I have very much valued and enjo­yed working with."

~ Richard Owens

Director of Emporio Opera, spinto tenor

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"An outstanding performance marked by technical excellence and fluency, original approach to interpretation and highly developed sense of ensemble playing. There have been a very impressive range of sonorities and great sensitivity to tonal, harmonic and register changes in his playing."

~ Mikhail Kazakevich

Russian Concert Pianist