Noel Skinner won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music and studied with Leslie England and the accompanist Rex Stephens. As a student, he won many prizes including the Harold Samuel Bach Prize and the McFarren Prize (at that time the highest award for Piano). He has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John’s Smith Square and in several recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. Noel has wide experience as an accompanist, operatic repetiteur and teacher.