Peter Donohoe (Peter Donohoe) |

Peter Donohoe (Peter Donohoe) |

Peter Donohoe

Date of birth

Peter Donohoe (Peter Donohoe) |

Peter Donohoe was born in Manchester in 1953. He studied at the University of Leeds and the Royal Northern College of Music with D. Wyndham. Later, he trained for a year in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriot. After an unprecedented success at the VII International Competition. P.I. Tchaikovsky in Moscow (he shared the 2006nd prize with Vladimir Ovchinnikov, the first was not awarded), the pianist made a brilliant career in Europe, the USA, Australia and the countries of the Far East. For his musicality, impeccable technique and stylistic diversity, he is recognized as one of the brilliant pianists of our time. In 2010, P. Donohoe was invited by the Netherlands to become the Ambassador of Music in the Middle East, and in XNUMX, at the traditional New Year’s ceremony, he received the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

In the 2009-2010 season Peter Donohoe’s engagements include performances with the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, recitals in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and a chamber music tour with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet. In the previous season he performed with the Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestra (conducted by Myung Van Chung), the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Gustavo Dudamel) and the Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne (conducted by Ludovic Morlot).

Peter Donohoe frequently performs with all of London’s leading orchestras, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Czech Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, Swedish Radio, the Radio France Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony. For 17 years he has been a regular at the BBC Proms and many other festivals including the Edinburgh Festival (where he performed 6 times), La Roque d’Anthéron in France, the Ruhr and Schleswig-Holstein festivals in Germany. The pianist’s performances in North America include concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Vancouver and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. Peter Donohoe has performed with many of the world’s greatest conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, Christoph Eschenbach, Neemi Järvi, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Andrew Davies and Evgeny Svetlanov.

Peter Donohoe is a subtle interpreter of chamber music. He frequently performs with pianist Martin Roscoe. The musicians gave concerts in London and at the Edinburgh Festival, recorded CDs with works by Gershwin and Rachmaninov. Peter Donohoe’s other ensemble partners include the Maggini Quartet, with whom he has recorded several masterpieces of chamber music by English composers.

The pianist has recorded several discs for EMI Records and won a number of awards for them, including the Grand Prix International du Disque for Liszt’s B minor Sonata and the Gramophone Concerto for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2. His recordings of O. Messiaen’s compositions with the Netherlands Brass Ensemble on Chandos Records and A. Sh. Litolf on Hyperion also received wide recognition. In 2001, P. Donohoe released on Naxos a disc with music by G. Finzi – the first of a large series of recordings (13 CDs have been released so far), the purpose of which is to popularize British piano music.

Source: Moscow Philharmonic website

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