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Fowke, Philip (28th June 1950-Present)

He is a pianist and teacher born in England who studied at the Royal Academy of Music and made his debut at Wigmore Hall in 1974.  That same year he won joint second in the BBC’s Piano Competition.

He has appeared as a concert pianist with every major British orchestra as well as touring internationally and some of the conductors he has worked with include Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Neeme Jarvi among many others.  Since 2000 he has been a member of the London Piano Quartet.

He has made many recordings specializing in British music and has also released a CD of concertos that were composed for film.  His concert repertoire includes performances of the works of Gershwin, Grieg, Schumann and Tchaikovsky.

He has taught at the Royal Academy of Music and has been a Director of Keyboard Studies and Senior Fellow of the Keyboard at Trinity College of Music in London.  He has also been a contributor and performer on discussion programmes for BBC Radio 3.

RTE Concert Orchestra recordings
Warsaw Concerto (Richard Addinsell)
Naxos 6 36943 43232 7 (CD: Warsaw Concerto)
ConductorProinnsias O’Duinn
Piano – Philip Fowke

He performs piano here with the RTE Concert Orchestra on the second half of Bernard Herrmann’s “Concerto Macabre”…