TCM Praxis Berlin
With an artistic vision that transcends fashions and trends, Stephen Hough is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001, joining prominent scientists, writers and others who have made unique contributions to contemporary life.

Stephen Hough has appeared with most of the major European and American orchestras and plays recitals regularly in the major halls and concert series around the world. He is a regular guest at festivals such as Salzburg, Mostly Mozart (NY), Tanglewood, Edinburgh and the BBC Proms where he has made over 20 concerto appearances. In 2009 he performed Tchaikovsky’s complete works for piano and orchestra over four BBC Proms concerts, as well as becoming the first British instrumentalist to give a solo recital on the main stage of Carnegie Hall in nearly 20 years. In May 2010 he was named winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award.

Stephen Hough is an avid writer and composer. He was invited by the Telegraph Media Group in 2008 to start what has become one of the most popular cultural blogs. In January 2009 Stephen Hough’s Trio Was mit den Tränen geschieht, commissioned by members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, received its world premiere at the Philharmonie. He has also written a String Sextet for the National Gallery’s major exhibition in autumn 2009, The Sacred Made Real. Forthcoming CD releases include Chopin waltzes, Liszt concertos and a disc of his own compositions.

26 May 2012 | 8pm
Konzerthaus Berlin, Kleiner Saal

BEETHOVEN Sonata Op. 27/2
HOUGH Sonata for Piano
SCRIABIN Sonata No. 5
LISZT Sonata in B-min