Iain gained a degree in music at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he was Organ Scholar. He subsequently studied piano, harpsichord and conducting and was appointed a Professor of Piano and subsequently became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. A frequent performer and broadcaster, Iain is also a coach, pianist and conductor.
In 1983, he founded the Amersham Festival of Music and has been its Artistic Director ever since. He established the Festival Chamber Orchestra in 1986 and has conducted them in a wide range of symphonic and operatic works, as well as playing and directing many of the major Mozart piano concertos.