Dominic Downs playing at a grand piano at The Priory, Lancaster.

Dominic Downs is a pianist and composer, educated at the renowned Chetham’s School of Music and currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music under Dr Murray McLachlan.

Dominic is a prize-winning and highly experienced live performer, with an extensive repertoire including piano concertos (currently Greig, Chopin 2 and Beethoven 3), together with a wide classical recital repertoire which enables him to present five different 60 minute programmes. He has been described on BBC1 as, ‘an extraordinary talent with a bright future ahead of him’, and has a large and growing fanbase.

Unusually for a classically trained pianist, Dominic is also an outstanding jazz pianist and improviser, performing solo gigs as well playing keys with the Sunrise Jazz Ensemble. Dominic has had residencies at leading hotels in NW England since the age of 14, and appearances at jazz festivals have widened his following.

Dominic continues to compose for piano, orchestra, SATB choir and brass band alongside his performing career. His compositions have included commissions for the Royal Family (2022) and several of his works have been awarded first prize in competitions.

Lancaster Millennium Choir appointed Dominic as their new Music Director in June 2024. This is an exciting venture for Dominic, building on his 15 years of choral experience. Concerts with the choir will be publicised on their own page on this website.

To see examples of him performing, please visit the videos page. Dominic is a Miele Canto artist, and can be booked via Miele Canto or through his admin team via the contacts page.