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Peter Donohoe

Born in Manchester in 1953, Peter Donohoe CBE studied at Chetham’s School of Music and Leeds University before going on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music with Derek Wyndham and in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility, and commanding technique. He has performed with all the major London orchestras and, across the European continent, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester, Münchner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Wiener Symphoniker, Czech Philharmonic Orchestras, and Berliner Philharmoniker. In the United States, he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra. In recent seasons he has appeared with the Dresdner Philharmonie, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Belarusian State Symphony Orchestra, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Harding, Neeme Järvi, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Sir Simon Rattle, Yevgeny Svetlanov, and Robin Ticciati have all sought to work with him. He has performed at festivals worldwide, among them the Edinburgh International Festival, Festival International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, made more than twenty appearances at the BBC Proms, and given concerts as far afield as South America, China, Hong Kong, and South Korea. As a chamber musician he gives numerous recitals internationally, continues working with his long-standing duo partner Martin Roscoe, and has collaborated with artists such as Raphael Wallfisch, Elizabeth Watts, and Noriko Ogawa. Peter Donohoe is in high demand as a jury member for international piano competitions around the world, his sizeable discography has won numerous awards and critical accolades, he is an honorary doctor of music at seven UK universities, and he was awarded a CBE for services to classical music in the New Year’s Honours List 2010.

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