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International Musicians Seminar


Lot 17: Stephen Hough

Lot 17: Stephen Hough Appassionata II, 2014
102 x 76 cm, Acrylic on canvas

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Stephen Hough is regarded as a renaissance man of his time. Over the course of his career he has distinguished himself as a true polymath, not only securing a reputation as a uniquely insightful concert pianist, but also as a writer and composer. He is commended for his mastery of the instrument along with an individual and inquisitive mind which has earned him a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following. In 2001 Stephen was the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He was awarded Northwestern University’s 2008 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano, won the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award in 2010 and in January 2014 was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He has appeared with most of the major European and American orchestras and plays recitals regularly in major concert halls and concert series around the world. Many of his catalogue of over 50 albums have garnered international prizes including the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Diapason d’Or, Monde de la Musique, several Grammy nominations and eight Gramophone Magazine Awards. He has been painting for over 10 years and in 2012 had a solo exhibition at Broadbent Gallery in London.