Dorian Ford started playing jazz in his early teens. He won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he received the prestigious Chick Corea Jazz Masters Award. He has played and recorded with a wide range of musicians, including: Jeff Beck, Ian Carr, Carol Grimes, Gary Husband, Julian Joseph, Dill Katz, Courtney Pine, Barbara Thompson, Annie Whitehead, Tim Whitehead.
Dorian’s commitment to the craft and tradition of piano playing has led to extensive classical training with eminent teachers; Stephany Tiernan (USA), Anne Shasby and Katherina Wolpe, and master classes with Gweneth Pryor, John Tilbury, Brenda Lucas-Ogden and Simon Nichols. Recent classical performances include recitals of 20th Century lieder (Berg, Mompou, Stravinsky) with soprano, Katina Kangaris; 20th Century Latin American music (Piazzola, Brouwer, Ginestera) with Cuban cellist Pavel te Jeda; and pieces for two pianos (Bartok, Lutoslawski, Millhaud, Schubert) with pianist Claire Kitchin.