Sun 3rd Nov 2019 2.15pm: MURRAY McLACHLAN (piano) & family
Programme to include works by Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Ravel
Murray McLachlan, Chair of EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers’ Association) is Head of Keyboard at Chetham’s School of Music and a Senior Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. He has made over 40 commercial recordings which have consistently received outstanding reviews, including ‘key recording’ and ‘rosette’ status in the Penguin Guide to CDs. He has performed on all five continents and also serves regularly on juries of international piano competitions, whilst closer to home he is the founder and Artistic Director of the Chetham’s International Summer school and festival for Pianists, Europe’s largest summer school devoted exclusively to the piano.
Murray is also a well-known writer, and has contributed many articles on piano technique and music to magazines in including ‘International Piano’ and ‘BBC Music Magazine’. He was editor of ‘Piano Professional’ Magazine from 2007-14 and is currently editor of Piano Journal. In June 2012 the University of Dundee awarded him an honorary Doctorate for outstanding services to music and education. His books for Faber ‘Foundations of Piano Technique’ and ‘Piano Technique in Practice’ were issued in 2014 and 2015 to wide acclaim.