BIOGRAPHY

Praised in performances for her "deeply poetic sensibility" and "refined and accomplished technique" Hebba enjoys a diverse musical career and is in demand as a chamber musician, accompanist and orchestral pianist.

Hebba Benyaghla is an active pianist and chamber musician based in Glasgow (UK) and a recent graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she was the first recipient of the ‘Principal's Scholarship’ studying with Prof. Aaron Shorr, Graeme McNaught and James Willshire. Hebba regularly works with many of Scotland's National companies including Scottish Opera, The National Youth Choirs of Scotland, RSNO Chorus and Junior Chorus, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she is an accompanist for the Vocal Department and a Lecturer in Piano/Accompaniment at the Junior Conservatoire. 


This year Hebba was selected as a Britten-Pears Young Artist in Collaborative Piano 2022/23 and has been a member of the London Sinfonietta Academy and an Associate of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Foyle Future Firsts 2021/22. Hebba has been fortunate to study in masterclasses with renowned pianists and pedagogues including Sir Antonio Pappano, Julius Drake, Solomon Mikowsky (Manhattan School of Music), Stephen Hough, Pascal Rogé, Steven Osborne, Martin Roscoe and chamber music with Yehuda Gilad. She has performed as part of many events and festivals including the Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden), The Lammermuir Festival, Music at Paxton Festival, Haddo Arts, Forum Musikae Academia International de Musica (Madrid), Worcester Three Choirs Festival, BBC Proms with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Young Classical Artists Programme at Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of International Women’s Day, celebrating the work of female composers. Hebba maintains a keen interest in music education and regularly collaborates with Music Co-Operative Scotland (McOpera) in their Education and Outreach Projects, as well as performing as part of the McOpera Chamber Ensembles. An advocate of contemporary music, Hebba enjoys working closely with composers and has has given world premieres of many works including performances in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s International Piano Festival, SONIC Arts Night and was repetiteur for the Lammermuir Festival’s Community Opera Commission ‘An Cadal Trom’.


 

Professional Credentials

ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND, 2018-2020

Master of Music Degree (MMus)
RCS Trust Scholarship for Postgraduate Study

ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND, 2013-2018

Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance with Honours of the First Class

Erasmus+ Koninklijk Conservatorium den Haag with a concentration on Kodaly Musicianship and Pedagogy

Awarded Principal's Scholarship