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Hough, Stephen (piano)
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Stephen Hough (piano)

Stephen Hough is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation. From highly acclaimed performances of central repertoire in recital, in recording, and with the world’s greatest orchestras to an interest in contemporary and neglected nineteenth-century works, he integrates the imagination and pianistic colour of the past with the scholarship and intellectual rigour of the present, illuminating the very essence of the music he plays. He was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2001 in recognition of his achievements, and in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Since winning first prize in the Naumburg International Piano Competition in 1983, he has appeared regularly with most of the major American and European orchestras under a range of leading conductors.

His extensive list of recordings has won four Grammy nominations and eight Gramophone Awards—including two ‘Record of the Year’ awards, for concertos by Scharwenka and Sauer and for the complete works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, the latter voted in 2008 by readers of The Times as the finest classical recording of the last thirty years. Recordings of Mendelssohn, Mompou, Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Chopin and Hummel have further reinforced his status as an artist of the utmost distinction and individuality. His live recordings of the complete Rachmaninov piano concertos with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Litton have been overwhelmingly acclaimed as one of the finest cycles of these popular works ever captured on disc.

Stephen is also an avid writer of music and prose. He has a book published by Continuum Books and many compositions and transcriptions are published by Josef Weinberger Ltd.


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