Malcolm Troup

The pianist, academic and teacher Malcolm Troup was born in Toronto on 22 February 1930. He studied with Alberto Guerrero and later with Walter Gieseking. He performed all over the world and recorded for RCA Victor and Continuum. His performance of Messiaen's Vingt Regards was judged 'notably perceptive ... with splendid panache' by The Financial Times.

Troup was Director of Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was awarded his own chair at City University. He held the Commonwealth Medal, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the 1998 Liszt Medal from the American Liszt Society. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 1999 and was a former chairman of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe.

Malcolm Troup died on 8 December 2021, aged ninety-one.


Articles by Malcolm Troup

Malcolm Troup is witness to the manual (four-handed) marriage of two musical missionaries

Malcolm Troup reports on new arrivals from China and Lithuania at the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's Summer Festival in London

Malcolm Troup reports on the 2012 Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's chamber music masterclass, concert and competition

Florian Mitrea at London's St Martin-in-the-Fields

Malcolm Troup has three encounters with the sublime

Malcolm Troup listens to a recital by the all-conquering but still largely unsung pianist Gloria Campaner

Malcolm Troup reports on the BPSE Summer Festival at London's Regent Hall, where for the first time Music, not consumerism, called the shots

Malcolm Troup hears 'the art of the piano reborn' in Syrian pianist Riyad Nicolas

The BPSE Late Summer Festival

A BPSE lunchtime recital by Harvey Dagul and Isobel Beyer

Malcolm Troup marvels anew at the artistry of Julian Jacobson

Malcolm Troup was at the BPSE Summer Festival in London

The Matsumoto/Jacobson Duo and The Art of Falconry

No longer one of British music's best-kept secrets!

A lunchtime recital by Tali Morgulis

Malcolm Troup was at the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's annual Summer Festival in London

Malcolm Troup reports from the recent Annual Beethoven Chamber Music (Duos) Masterclass and Competition at London's Steinway Hall

Julian Jacobson in the first of his orchestral Valentine Extravaganzas

The eerie case of a South-American pianistic 'revenant'

Malcolm Troup succumbs to the pzazz of the Burov/Miletic Duo

Celebrating London's multi-ethnic pianism in the elect hands of Ivan Kiwuwa, Mishka Momen and Wu Qian

Nine-year-old Niu Niu's Wigmore Hall début

Daniel Grimwood at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Mikhail Shilyaev at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Malcolm Troup, one of the judges of the 30th anniversary 'Gina Bachauer' International Artists Competition, reports on the recent finals in Salt Lake City

Malcolm Troup was at Qian Wu's recent London South Bank recital

Malcolm Troup on the recent BPSE chamber music masterclass and competition in London

Marcella Crudeli's recital at London's Leighton House

A Tau Wey piano recital

Articles about Malcolm Troup

Jerome Rose - In the build-up to New York's International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Richard Meszto writes about the festival's founder

Great Ideas - Malcolm Miller reports on the 2014 BPSE Intercollegiate Competition, and winner Mihai Ritivoiu

A Beethoven Sandwich - Malcolm Troup's recital, heard by Julian Jacobson, also featured Bloch and Britten

An Uplifting Concert - Malcolm Miller was at the 20th Intercollegiate Beethoven Piano Competition

Ensemble. 'Back to Bloch' - Sybil Michelow on the Importance of being Ernest Bloch

Of Bagatelles and Weightier Matters - Julian Jacobson reports on the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Ensemble. Immense Promise - Malcolm Miller reports on the recent Israeli and Bloch music competitions

New Contexts - Malcolm Miller reports on a recent Symposium on Beethoven's Diabelli Variations

Real Individuality - Julian Jacobson was at the 2010 Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Ensemble. Deft Stagecraft and Virtuosity - Bloch and Israeli Music, heard by Malcolm Miller

Ensemble. A Sparkling Account - The Kanazawa-Admony Piano Duo pays tribute to Carola Grindea, reviewed by Malcolm Miller

Ensemble. Refreshing Contrasts - Malcolm Miller reports from the 2009 BPSE Chamber Music Competition

Ensemble. Complexity of Thought - Eugene Feygelson and Malcolm Troup play Beethoven and Bloch, reviewed by Malcolm Miller

Potential and Achievement - The sixteenth Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition, experienced by Julian Jacobson

Committed and Tough - Malcolm Troup plays Bloch's Piano Sonata, appreciated by Julian Jacobson

Ensemble. Gloriously Colourful - The British Society of Music Therapy looks back, with Margaret Campbell

Ensemble. Litmus Tests - Malcolm Miller at the fifteenth BPSE Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Ensemble. Clarity and Honesty - Malcolm Troup's recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields, reviewed by Julian Jacobson

Ensemble. An Absorbing Day - Julian Jacobson reports on the fourteenth BPSE Beethoven Intercollegiate (Senior) Piano Competition

Ensemble. Beethoven winners - Malcolm Miller reports on two European competitions