Tyler Hay was born in 1994 in Kent and began learning the piano at the age of 6. He studied with the Head of Keyboard, Andrew Haigh at Kent Music Academy for three years before gaining a place to study at the Purcell School for Young Musicians in 2007 where he continued under Tessa Nicholson. He completed his studies as an ABRSM scholar at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2016 where he studied with the Head of Keyboard Graham Scott and Professor Frank Wibaut. Hay completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in 2017, where he studied with South African pianist Niel Immelman and renowned British pianist Gordon Fergus-Thompson.
Hay has performed Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Sonata at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, Scriabin’s 5th Sonata at the Southbank’s Purcell Room, and as a result of winning the Senior Concerto Competition at the Purcell School, he played Ravel’s Concerto for Left Hand Alone at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Spring, 2013. In 2016, Hay won first prize in the keyboard section of the Royal Overseas League Competition, the Gold Medal Competition at the RNCM, and also won first prize in the Liszt Society Competition. He was also a participant in the final stages of the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition. CDs of Liszt’s piano music, John Ogdon’s unpublished works, and Kalkbrenner’s Etudes op. 143 are available on the Piano Classics label and have all received superb critical acclaim. Hay is a very active performer of chamber music and is a founding member of the Mitsu Trio.
Hay is proud to be a member of both the Park Lane Group and Canan Maxton’s Talent Unlimited. He is also the Artist In Residence at the National Liberal Club in London where he has made many recital and concerto appearances. As well as having played concerts in Spain, Italy, Germany, Cyprus, and South Africa, Hay continues to perform regularly in the United Kingdom as both a soloist and chamber musician.