About Pianist Stephen Hough
"THE MOST PERFECT PIANO PLAYING CONCEIVABLE"
- The Guardian
"A VIRTUOSO WHO BEGINS WHERE OTHERS LEAVE OFF"
- Washington Post
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 Honors 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. Many of Mr. Hough’s catalogue of over 50 albums have garnered international prizes including several Grammy nominations and eight Gramophone Magazine Awards including ‘Record of the Year’ in 1996 and 2003. Mr. Hough resides in London where he is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music and holds the International Chair of Piano Studies at his alma mater, the Royal Northern College in Manchester. He is also a member of the faculty at The Juilliard School. To learn more about Stephen Hough, visit stephenhough.com.