Born in 2002, Berkshire, in the United Kingdom, Harvey began learning the piano at the age of 7, passed Grade 8 with Distinction when he was 9, and achieved a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) Diploma with Distinction aged 11.
He has learned with Professor Edita Stankeviciute of Windsor Piano School for 10 years and now studies with Ms Melanie Spanswick at Eton College. Harvey has been a student at Eton College with both a King’s Scholarship and Music Scholarship since 2016.
Harvey has won prizes at numerous piano competitions nationally and internationally. In 2012, Harvey achieved First Prize at the Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition, Newcastle; in 2014, he obtained First Prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition, Hartford, USA; and in the same year, he was winner of the Emanuel Trophy Piano Competition at the North London Music Festival, the Festival’s most prestigious competition. He reached the semi-finals of the ‘Nutcracker’ International Competition in Russia in 2015, which was broadcast live on the ‘Russia-Kultura’ channel on Russian national TV, and in the same year also won First Prize and award ‘Best British Musician’ in the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition held in London, performing in the Royal Albert Hall for the winners’ concert.
In 2018 Harvey achieved Second Prize in the Windsor International Piano Competition. In 2016 and 2020 Harvey also reached the Keyboard Category Finals of BBC Young Musician, aired on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four.
Harvey has performed across the world in solo and joint recitals in numerous prestigious venues, including in America, Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Harvey has had masterclasses with many internationally renowned pianists, including Dmitri Alexeev, Charles Owen, Deniz Arman Gelenbe, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Epifanio Comís. He was also selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide in 2014 to attend Lang Lang’s Junior Music Camp in Vienna and was fortunate enough to perform a Brahms piano duet with Lang Lang himself in the Musikverein’s Golden Hall, the home venue for the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Most recently, Harvey had the opportunity to record for a promotional video for Lang Lang’s new album, Piano Book, in 2018.
Harvey also studies the violin, organ and harpsichord at Eton and enjoys composing and playing in chamber music ensembles in his spare time. He has a Grade 8 Distinction on the violin, and at fourteen he won the school’s Composition Competition. Alongside his musical studies, his extracurricular pursuits include competing in national maths Olympiads, captaining his school’s chess team, and cross-country running.