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David Owen Norris

The first winner of the Gilmore Artist Award, David Owen Norris has played concertos all over North America and Australia, and made several appearances at the BBC Proms. A television programme entirely devoted to his work on Elgar’s Piano Concerto has been shown frequently, and in January 2016 he recorded his own Piano Concerto in C with the BBC Concert Orchestra. He has also recorded concertos by Constant Lambert, Montague Phillips, Joseph Horovitz, and Richard Arnell. His solo recitals have featured works by Brahms, Schubert, Poulenc, Bax, and Elgar, among others; he has recorded all the piano works by Elgar, as well as several reconstructions and transcriptions. He began his career as an accompanist, to such artists as Dame Janet Baker, Sir Peter Pears, and Jean-Pierre Rampal, and enjoys long-standing partnerships with the violinist Ernst Kovacic and bass Sir John Tomlinson. He also plays early pianos and has championed the repertoire, composed as early as around 1770, in London, for the square piano. On early pianos he has recorded Schubert’s Winterreise and first song cycle, the Ludwig Gotthard Kosegarten Liederspiel, a comprehensive selection from Jane Austen’s own music collection, and, on Elgar’s piano, a double-disc set of songs and transcriptions. He has been a familiar face on music television since 1990, when he presented The Real Thing?: Questions of Authenticity on BBC2. His popular Radio 4 Playlist series is often repeated, and he has a long history with Radio 3 on which his contributions to Building a Library are keenly relished. He is the composer of an oratorio, Prayerbook, a Piano Concerto in C, a Symphony, song cycles, a cantata, a radio opera, and much else. A Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, Royal Academy of Music, and Society of Antiquaries of London, as well as an Honorary Fellow of Keble College Oxford, David Owen Norris is Professor of Musical Performance at the University of Southampton and Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music and Royal Northern College of Music.

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