Joanna Garcia MusB(Hons) PPRNCM PgDip(RNCM) PGCE(QTS) - Director

Joanna García has a highly successful academic and performing background. She gained a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music degree from Manchester University, also winning three Hargreaves Music Prizes and the Sir Thomas Beecham Medal for outstanding achievement. 

Following this, she continued her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Paul Janes and Renna Kellaway, obtaining the sought-after Professional Performance Diploma as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance. She won the Granada Chamber Music Award, and also won an English Speaking Union scholarship to study solo piano in France with teachers from the Paris Conservatoire. 

Following her studies, Joanna was offered a two year Junior Fellowship in accompanying at the RNCM, was subsequently appointed as staff accompanist at the RNCM and Chetham’s School of Music, and taught piano at Manchester University. 

Joanna has performed with eminent musicians such as Sir John Tomlinson in a concert shown on the South Bank Show, and the Lindsay Quartet in their Sheffield Festival. She has a CD of contemporary music which is available internationally, and is particularly passionate about collaborative musicianship.