Stephen Hough will be joining us for a One Bank Flagship seminar on 19 December 2017
Event date: 19 December 2017
Venue: Bank of England Conference Centre
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Speaker: Stephen Hough
Stephen Hough will join us for a Q&A session on 19 December 2017. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about Stephen and his work.
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 appointed CBE in the New Year’s Honours 2014. Recent highlights have included performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, the Hallé, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and recitals at London’s Barbican Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Stephen Hough’s extensive discography has garnered international awards including the Diapason d’Or de l’Annee, 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 Stephen Hough has been commissioned by Wigmore Hall, Musée du Louvre, London’s National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. He premiered his latest work, the song cycle Dappled Things, at Wigmore Hall in London in 2016.
As a writer Stephen Hough has been published by The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian and The Independent. A Governor of the Royal Ballet companies, Hough is 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.
The ballot for this seminar is now closed however this session is being recorded and will be available to view on this webpage and the Bank’s YouTube channel from 16:30 on Tuesday 19 December.