Orlando Shamlou is a British-Iranian pianist and teacher based in London, UK. He studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the University of Leeds, and has taken lessons with Alasdair Beatson since 2011. He studied with Jimmy Brière and Paul Stewart at the Université de Montréal, Canada, where he also attended seminars on piano performance and technique given by Marc Durand. He has participated in festivals in Valencia and Gijón, where he worked with teachers including Julian Martin, Dominique Weber, and Robert McDonald.
He performs as a soloist and chamber musician, and has worked closely with composers. He has performed Martinů’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with LUUMS Symphony Orchestra in Leeds Town Hall, and played orchestral piano in Stravinsky’s Firebird, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3.