Acclaimed Pianist Stephen Hough Performs at UW Thursday
February 26, 2013 — Composer, writer and eight-time Grammy-nominated pianist Stephen Hough will perform Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.
Tickets cost $22 for the public and $18 for UW students. For tickets and information, call (307) 766-6666, visit the Fine Arts or Wyoming Union box offices or visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/finearts. Thursday’s performance is part of UW’s Cultural Programs’ spring concert series.
“We like introducing performers at the beginning of their careers, but we also like to feature accomplished artists, and Stephen Hough is certainly that,” says Cedric Reverand, UW Cultural Programs director. “Simply put, he’s one of the best pianists in the world, and the world recognizes this.”
In 2001, Hough became the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award.” He was awarded the 2008 Northwestern University’s Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano and went on to win the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award in 2010.
Hough, a British-born classical pianist, composer and writer, has played with every major orchestra, on all of the continents, and has recorded more than 50 CDs, which have earned him eight Grammy Award nominations. He also has won eight Gramophone awards, including a “Gold Disc” for the five Saint-Saens concertos, which won the Gramophone Record of the Year in 2001. It was named “the best recording of the last 30 years.”
He is a visiting professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the International Chair of Piano Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Hough holds an M.S. degree from the Juilliard School.
The UW Cultural Programs series features a variety of world-renowned performers. The Cultural Programs' spring series also will feature the Aquila Theatre performance of “Cyrano de Bergerac” (March 7); and violinist Ray Chen (April 9).
For more information, visit the website, www.stephenhough.com.