Dolby and HughesPiano Duo
Wendy Dolby studied at the Royal Academy of Music and gained a GRSM Degree (Hons), LRAM Diploma, a Professional Certificate (Hons) and a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma (Solo Piano).
She has performed extensively at home and abroad and received sponsorship from the Arts Council for a tour of Ireland which included a broadcast recording on RTE. In March 2012, Wendy performed Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto at The Royal Northern College of Music. She regularly plays for Amici Chamber Choir and is the pianist and Assistant Musical Director of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Choir with whom she has performed at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and Blackpool Opera House. In March 2016 Wendy performed with the ‘fire choir’ at Carnegie Hall and Ground Zero in New York. Wendy is the accompanist for Matthew Brett who was a finalist in the percussion section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016. Wendy lives in Cheshire and teaches the piano in schools and privately.
Tony Hughes has been playing the piano since the age of eight. He studied at Wells Cathedral School under Michael Young and went on to read Music at Kingston University. He now lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
As a teacher he has a thriving private practice with a broad cross section of pupils, both children and adults, teaching Piano and Music Theory from beginner to Diploma level.
At the piano Tony has now established himself as an experienced soloist and accompanist and often performs with other soloists, choirs and orchestras throughout the region. He also works extensively as an Exam Accompanist for Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Musical Theatre and Dance Exams.