Roderick Barrand is an honours graduate in music of Manchester University , and Associate of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), in piano performance teaching and Accompaniment, in which latter capacity he decided to specialise, studying with David Lloyd and John Wilson. A passion for the Lieder repertoire lead to a years study in Vienna of Lieder Accompaniment with Prof. Robert Schollum.
He joined the staff of the RNCM as accompanist, working with staff, visiting musicians and students in lessons, masterclasses, auditions, recitals and competitions. In 1996, he was invited to be
official accompanist for the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Competition for Young Singers. He has also been invited to work with singing and violin students at various summer schools in the UK, France and Belgium, together with their tutors, in concerts and masterclasses, proving himself equally at home acting as substitute orchestra for choral works and violin repertoire from the 18th to the 20th century as well as a vast gamut of Vocal repertoire. Once he directed from the piano a double bill of two one – act operas, at the Lake District Summer Music. Roderick acts as rehearsal pianist for two Choral Societies (Sale and Salford), appearing at their
concerts as soloist in his own right, concerto soloist, and accompanist of the choral items. In the summer of 2012, he gave a recital to mark the bicentenary of Mykola Lysenko with Pavlo Hunka, at the RNCM and the Passau ” European Weeks” Festival in Germany .