marcelle zahra piano


Pianist Marcelle Zahra has been described as “naturally musical with a probing intelligence”. Marcelle has been heard in concert venues throughout the United Kingdom as well as USA, Italy and Malta. Past performances include a BBC broadcast of newly discovered folk song arrangements by Beethoven (Edinburgh) and solo performances at the Queens Hall (Edinburgh), Teatro Luigi Mercantini (Italy), Central Washington University Recital Hall (Seattle), Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Blackheath Halls (London) Haydn Festival Trinity Laban (London) and Malta Arts Festival (Valletta).  

Marcelle has graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London in 2009 with a Master of Music Degree. At Trinity, Marcelle studied with Philip Fowke and Alexander Ardakov. Previously she completed her BMus(Hons) Degree at Edinburgh Napier University and graduated with First Class Honors. Marcelle was awarded the University Class Award Medal from the Music Faculty as the year’s top representative and "in recognition of her outstanding achievements". At Napier Marcelle was under the tutelage of pianist Simon Coverdale and during her fourth year she was selected to study at Central Washington University in Seattle with Dr. John Pickett. Other acclaimed pianists who have been influential and from whom Marcelle received extensive coaching include Martino Tirimo and Gwenneth Pryor.


Throughout her studies Marcelle was awarded numerous scholarships and was generously supported by the Ian Tomlin Napier/Malta Scholarship, the Malta Government Scholarship Scheme, The Janatha Stubbs Foundation and Trinity Laban London Scholarship. Other prizes include first prize at the North London Music Festival 2011 Recital Class where Marcelle was also selected to compete for the President’s Prize and first prize at the Edinburgh Festival Competition 2007 Piano Recital Class.


In addition to her performing career, Marcelle is an enthusiastic and active piano tutor in demand. She currently holds the position of Piano Tutor at Blackheath High School GDST, an independent school in London and runs a sought after private piano studio. Marcelle is also the author and creator of 'Playing with Spike', a collection of 3 music education apps for children.