Darren Saady



I found Darren to be a very thoughtful and capable musician and pianist. I was also impressed with his ability to take on new ideas quickly. He is an excellent colleague who has much to offer.
Richard HetheringtonRépétiteur/Conductor, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Darren Saady is a highly intelligent young man, quietly mature and cultured, and seriously committed to his chosen career.
Victor MorrisFormer Head of Music/Conductor, English National Opera, Répétiteur Tutor, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1994-2004
Darren has a unique blend of skills and experience which make him ideally suited for a career as a répétiteur/coach in opera houses. A strong pianistic ability, combined with impressive analytic skills, sight reading skills and a genuine enthusiasm for the wider musical repertoire. As such he is an unusually well-rounded musician.
Stephen MouldFormer Head of Music/Conductor, Opera Australia, Chair of Opera Production, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Darren ... was always in touch with the momentum of the rehearsal and followed the conductor expertly. In terms of the musical support a director, conductor and cast of singers need from a répétiteur in order to be able to rehearse fluently and creatively, Darren's contribution was entirely appropriate and professional.
Dominic WheelerHead of Opera, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
Darren was very well prepared ... his playing was steady, incisive, rhythmical and colourful. He followed the conductor well.
Lionel FriendConductor, London
It is my pleasure to recommend Darren as a first class pianist and répétiteur ... [his] commitment to the work and his exemplary skill and sensitivity were pivotal to the success of the production ... I was immensely grateful to have such a fine talent as an advocate.
Houston DunleavyComposer, and Senior Coordinator of Academic Studies, Melbourne Campus, The Australian Institute of Music.