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 3 years before gaining a place to study at the Purcell School for Young Musicians in 2007 where he received a scholarship from the Government's Music and Dance Scheme and studied the piano with Tessa Nicholson. Having graduated with a first class honours degree, he has now completed his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music where he received a full scholarship and was the keyboard departments ABRSM scholar. He has studied with the Head of Keyboard, Graham Scott and the renowned British pianist, Frank Wibaut. Before completing his 4th year in June 2016, Tyler won the esteemed Gold Medal competition at the Royal Northern and will play in the prize winners concert at Wigmore Hall in the Spring of 2017.
Tyler has become a virtuoso pianist who enjoys tackling some of the most demanding works in the repertoire. He 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. Tyler is proud to have successfully organised a full evening recital at the Purcell School as a charity event, raising close to £2000 for the Watford Peace Hospice in Summer, 2012. He has also achieved a full performance of Chopin's 24 Etudes in Blackburn, 2014. Most recently, Tyler won first prize in the keyboard section of the Royal Overseas League Competition in February, 2016 and followed this by winning first prize in the Liszt Society Competition, later in November. In 2012, Tyler won the £5000 Fenton Award from the Purcell School as a scholarship for furthering his musical education and as well as having performed in Spain, Italy and Germany, Tyler continues to play solo recitals, chamber recitals and Concertos throughout the UK.