VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
British pianist Leon McCawley, born on 12 July 1973, studied at Chetham's School of Music with Heather Slade-Lipkin, at the Curtis Institute with Eleanor Sokoloff and with Nina Milkina in London.
In 1993 he was first prize winner in the Vienna-based Beethoven Piano Competition and won second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition. He has gone on to play concertos with major orchestras such as the RPO and the LPO.
Several of his recordings, which include music by Samuel Barber, Beethoven, Chopin, Hans Gál, Haydn, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Schubert and Robert Schumann, have received positive critical appraisal.
Further information: leonmccawley.com
Profile. From Live Performance to Live Streaming - Anett Fodor continues her series of interviews with some of our era's most interesting artists, and today she talks to British pianist Leon McCawley about some of the new challenges to artistic life
CD Spotlight. Majestic Feelings - Leon McCawley plays Schubert, admired by Anett Fodor. 'His unique touch, articulation, expressive dialogue between hands and outstanding technique are admirably illustrated in virtuoso passages which demonstrate his remarkable sense of style. This recording offers many memorable moments for the listener.'
Ensemble. Bravura virtuosity - Lawrence Budmen was at the Miami International Piano Festival