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Callaghan, Simon (piano)
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Simon Callaghan (piano)

Steinway Artist Simon Callaghan performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His tours have taken him throughout Europe, to Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and on two occasions to the Banff Centre in Canada. He has performed at all of the UK’s major concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and St David’s Hall Cardiff, and on BBC radio and television. Simon’s interest in rarely performed works has led to invitations to perform concerti by Françaix, Tippett and to give the first UK performance since 1946 of Medtner’s Piano Concerto No 3. His rapidly expanding discography includes solo works by Sterndale Bennett, Parry, Sacheverell Coke and two volumes of Delius with Parnassius Duo partner, Hiro Takenouchi. His recording of the concertos by Sacheverell Coke with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins marks his debut for Hyperion Records, and he is currently working on a PhD on the life and music of this composer.

Festival invitations have included Highgate, Whittington and Cervo Chamber Music, collaborating with such artists as Jack Liebeck, Giovanni Guzzo, Tim Hugh, Thomas Gould, Raphael Wallfisch and the actors Timothy and Samuel West, and Prunella Scales. Contemporary music performances have included works by Joseph Phibbs, Julian Anderson and Kenneth Hesketh, and he was recently invited by the Royal College of Music to play Boulez’s Dérive II as part of their ‘Variable Geometry’ series.

Simon puts great value on teaching and gives regular masterclasses, leads courses at Benslow Music and is Head of Piano at the Ingenium Academy. In addition to his performing schedule, Callaghan is Director of Music at Conway Hall, where he oversees the longest-running chamber music series in Europe. When he is not practising or uncovering rare music, Simon enjoys long walks in the woods with his miniature Dachshund, Fergus.


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