Instrument: Piano

Mason was born in Bradford in 1999 and was awarded an entrance award to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017 as an undergraduate. Since 2021, he is studying for a master’s degree as a piano student where his tutor is Helen Krizos. Prior to coming to the RNCM, he studied at Yorkshire Young Musicians under the tutelage of Daniel Browell. As a 10 year old, Mason was selected to study at the Delius school in Bradford, a specialist school for young musicians. Recently, Mason was awarded ‘highly commended’ for his performance in the 2021 Chopin prize at the RNCM.

Mason has been very privileged to have played to distinguished performers including Stephen Hough, Garrick Ohlsson, Kathryn Stott, Phillipe Cassard, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, who have enormously enriched Mason’s development throughout his musical career.

His influences as a pianist include Stephen Hough, Evgeny Kissin, András Schiff, Nikolai Lugansky and Krystian Zimerman. Mason particularly enjoys playing the works of Chopin and Ravel, both of which play a large influence on Mason's performing and composing style. Mason enjoys composing and arranging many different styles of music, ranging from classical pastiche, impressionist, English folk and '30s big band swing.

Mason would like to give his utmost thanks to the Oglesby Charitable Trust and the Dobie Award which kindly supports his study at the RNCM.

Mason Greenwood