|Born||April 19, 1947 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Associated acts||Academy of St. Martin in the Fields|
Murray Perahia KBE (b. Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music Conducting is the act of directing a Musical performance by way of visible gestures A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Sony BMG Masterworks is a Record label. It is the result of a "restructuring" of Sony BMG Music Entertainment 's classical music division The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is an English chamber Orchestra. The Budapest Quartet was a String quartet in existence from 1917 to 1967 The Guarneri Quartet is an American String quartet originally founded in 1964 The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. April 19, 1947) is a American concert pianist. Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra He is also a respected conductor. Conducting is the act of directing a Musical performance by way of visible gestures His recordings are characterized by a consistent quality of sound, technique and interpretation and a careful attention to dynamic and stylistic details.
Perahia was born in New York City of Sephardic origin, and began playing the piano at four but he started practicing seriously only at the age of fifteen. The City of New York Sephardi Jews ( Hebrew: ספרדי, Standard Səfardi Tiberian Səp̄arədî; plural  At seventeen, he attended Mannes College, where he studied keyboard, conducting, and composition with his teacher and mentor Mieczysław Horszowski. Mieczysław Horszowski ( June 23, 1892 - May 22, 1993) was a Polish pianist During the summer, he also attended Marlboro, where he studied with Rudolf Serkin, and Pablo Casals, amongst others. The Marlboro Music School and Festival is a retreat for advanced classical training and musicianship held for seven weeks each summer in Marlboro Vermont. Rudolf Serkin ( March 28, 1903 &ndash May 8, 1991) was a Bohemian-born Pianist.
In 1972, he was the first north American to win first prize at the fourth Leeds Piano Competition, helping to cement its reputation for advancing the careers of young pianistic talent. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Leeds International Piano Competition takes place every three years (next in 2009) in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.  Dr. Fanny Waterman recalls anecdotally (in Wendy Thompson's book Piano Competition: The Story of the Leeds) that Horszowski had telephoned her prior to the competition, announcing that he would enter the winner. Dame Fanny Waterman DBE (born 22 March, 1920) is a piano teacher and the founder Chairman and Artistic Director of the Leeds International Pianoforte Other American contestants had apparently withdrawn their applications upon hearing that Perahia would be competing.
In 1973 he worked with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at the Aldeburgh Festival. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Edward Benjamin Britten Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976 was an English Composer, conductor, Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears (pronounced /piːrz/ "PEERS" Farnham, 22 June 1910 &ndash Aldeburgh, 3 April 1986 The Aldeburgh Festival is an English Arts festival devoted mainly to classical music. He was co-artistic director of the Festival from 1981 to 1989. 
Perahia had a close acquaintance with Vladimir Horowitz, who had a defining influence on his pianism. Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (ולדימיר הורוביץ Владимир Самойлович Горовиц Vladimir Samojlovič Gorovits; Володимир Самійлович 
His first major recording project was the complete piano concertos by Mozart, conducted from the keyboard with the English Chamber Orchestra. A piano concerto is a work written for Piano and Orchestra.See also Harpsichord concerto; some of these works are occasionally played on piano The English Chamber Orchestra is a Chamber orchestra based in London. In the 1980s, he also recorded the complete portfolio of Beethoven piano concerti, with Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Ludwig van Beethoven ( English ˈlʊdvɪg væn ˈbeɪtoʊvən, 16 December 1770 &ndash 26 March 1827 was a German Composer and Pianist. Bernard Johan Herman Haitink CH KBE (born March 4, 1929) is a Dutch conductor and Violinist Early The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (In Dutch: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest) is the best-known and most respected Symphony orchestra of the
In 1990, Perahia suffered a cut to his right thumb, which became septic. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) He took antibiotics for this condition, but they affected his health.  In 1992, his career was threatened by a bone abnormality in his hand causing inflammation requiring several years away from the keyboard, and a series of surgeries. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) During that time, he says, he found solace through studying the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section.2 This article is written in British English including maximised use of "-ise" After being given the all-clear, he produced in the late nineties a series of award-winning recordings of Bach's keyboard works, most notably a cornerstone rendition of the Goldberg variations. The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 are a set of 30 variations for Harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach. This has caused him to be regarded as a latter-day Bach specialist.
He has since made recordings of Frédéric Chopin's etudes, and of Franz Schubert's late piano sonatas. An étude (a French word meaning study) is an instrumental Musical composition, most commonly of considerable difficulty usually designed to provide practice The Baroque keyboard sonata In the Baroque era the use of the term "sonata" generally referred to either the Sonata da chiesa ( Church sonata He is currently editing a new Urtext edition of Beethoven's piano sonatas. Urtext is a word of German origin ur- means "original" and text is as in English Ludwig van Beethoven ( English ˈlʊdvɪg væn ˈbeɪtoʊvən, 16 December 1770 &ndash 26 March 1827 was a German Composer and Pianist.
Besides his solo career, he is active in chamber music and appears regularly with the Guarneri and Budapest Quartets. The Guarneri Quartet is an American String quartet originally founded in 1964 The Budapest Quartet was a String quartet in existence from 1917 to 1967 He is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra, with which he records and performs. The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is an English chamber Orchestra. 
On March 8, 2004, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom made him an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire. Events 1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II This is an incomplete list of people who have been created honorary Knights (or Dames by the British crown as well as those who have been raised to the two comparable Orders of Chivalry ( Order The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V.
In early 2005, Perahia's hand problem recurred, prompting him to withdraw from the concert stage on the advice of his doctors. He cancelled several appearances at London's Barbican as well as a ten-city national tour in the United States, but has returned in fine form with recitals in German cities in 2006 and at the Barbican in April 2007. A barbican (from medieval Latin barbecana, "outer fortification of a city or castle" a general Romanic word perhaps from Arabic or In the autumn of 2007 he completed a triumphant 10 city tour of the United States and conducted master classes in Salt Lake City. New recordings of Bach and Beethoven are expected in early 2008.
Owing to his hand problem and on the advice of his doctor, Perahia recently cancelled a tour in the United States with The Academy of St. -Martin-in-the-Fields (March and April 2008). Other recent cancellations include: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=5367.
Perahia resides in London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music, London and in 2007 he was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of Jesus College, Cambridge.
Seventh International Schumann Festival