Stephen Hough

  • Instrument Piano
Stephen Hough

One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. Named by The Economist as one of Twenty Living Polymaths, Hough was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s Honours 2014.

Since taking first prize at the 1983 Naumburg Competition in New York, Hough has performed with many of the world’s major orchestras and has given recitals at the most prestigious concert halls. He is a regular guest at festivals such as Salzburg, La Roque- d’Anthéron, Mostly Mozart, Edinburgh, and BBC Proms, where he has made more than twenty concerto appearances.

Recent and upcoming highlights include performances with the BBC Symphony, London Philharmonic, Hallé, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Sydney Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Dallas and St Louis Symphonies, New York Philharmonic and The Cleveland orchestras. In 2018 he will be Artist-in-Residence at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, performing a cycle of Beethoven concertos, and will give recitals at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Festival Hall (International Piano Series) amongst others.

Hough’s extensive discography of over 60 CDs has garnered international awards including the Diapason d’Or de l’Année, several Grammy nominations, and eight Gramophone Awards including Record of the Year and the Gold Disc. Recent releases include a live recording of Schumann and Dvořák’s piano concertos with Andris Nelsons and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and a solo disc of Scriabin and Janáček, both for Hyperion Records. His award-winning iPad app The Liszt Sonata was released by Touch Press in 2013.

As a composer Hough has been commissioned by Wigmore Hall, Musée du Louvre, London’s National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, the Genesis Foundation, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (which he joins for part of their North America tour in 2018). His music is published by Josef Weinberger Ltd.

Stephen Hough has published essays in several academic anthologies and has written for The TelegraphThe TimesThe GuardianEvening Standard and The Independent. His first novel, The Final Retreat, is published by Sylph Editions. He is a Governor of the Royal Ballet companies, an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple, an Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, the International Chair of Piano Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, and is on the faculty of The Juilliard School in New York.

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