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Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt

Among the foremost pianists in the world today, she has performed in major concert halls around the world, both in solo recitals and with leading orchestras. Particularly esteemed for her excellent interpretations of the music of Bach, in 2015 she was inducted into Gramophone magazine's Hall of Fame. In 2016, she launched the ‘Bach Odyssey' project, which will see her perform all Bach's works for keyboard instrument in twelve recitals over a period of four years in such places as London (Wigmore Hall), New York, Ottawa, Tokyo and Florence.

This past season has seen her perform at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Rotterdam's De Doelen and elsewhere, appearing with such ensembles as the Duisburger Philharmoniker, the Baltimore, Montreal and Toronto symphony orchestras, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and Academy of St Martin in the Fields (Neville Marriner). Her discography includes acclaimed and award-winning titles, such as Kunst der Fuge (2014) and a series of discs with Bach's major works for keyboard instrument, recorded over a period of ten years (Hyperion). Her most recent recordings include the sixth album in a Bach sonata cycle, a new interpretation of the Goldberg Variations and Messiaen's Turangalîla-symphonie (with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu) and her first disc of Scarlatti sonatas. Angela Hewitt was born into a family with musical traditions. She began learning piano aged three, performed in public a year later, and at five received her first scholarship. She studied with Jean-Paul Sevilla. In 1985, she won the International Bach Piano Competition in Toronto. In 2006, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and in 2015 a Companion of the Order of Canada (CC). She is artistic director of the Trasimeno Music Festival in Italy.


 
Angela Hewitt in Youtube:
Hewitt Angela Nocturne in F sharp major,

Recorded in 1980 at the International Chopin Competition

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