Ian started playing piano at the age of 8 and passed the UNISA Pianoforte Grade 8 exam with distinction in 2014. He is currently in the 4th and final year of his BMus Performance degree studying piano with Francois du Toit at the South African College of Music (UCT). He performs frequently in the SACM Concert Series, has participated in the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival and has been an accompanist for the Cape Town City Ballet since 2015. He has also performed at the Stellenbosch International Piano Symposium where he received masterclasses from many acclaimed pianists including Nina Schumann, Luis Magalhães, Malcolm Nay, Joseph Stanford and Catherine Foxcroft. Most recently Ian performed with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra at their annual Youth Music Festival 2018 conducted by Brandon Phillips. He has been placed on the Dean’s Merit every year since 2015 for academic achievement.