British pianist Stephen Hough is one of the premier performers of his generation. He holds the remarkable distinction the first classical performing artist ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and in 2014 was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. He has performed as a soloist with virtually every major orchestra, including engagements to perform the complete works of Tchaikovsky at both the BBC Proms and the Chicago Symphony, and a televised appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle. As a recording artist, his over 50 albums have garnered innumerable awards, including the Diapason d'Or, France's most prestigious classical recording prize. He is a faculty member at both the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the Juilliard School in New York.
Biography provided by
Nanovic Fellow John Blacklow
Professor of Piano, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Music