Stephen Hough: piano, performance and the priesthood

From Saturday Morning, 11:05 am on 14 May 2016

Stephen Hough is a composer, poet, painter and Daily Telegraph columnist, and was named one of twenty Living Polymaths by The Economist, and one of the 25 greatest pianists of all time by Classic FM.

Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough. Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke

He is a Governor of the Royal Ballet Companies, received a CBE for services to music in 2014, has written music for orchestra, choir, chamber ensemble and solo piano, and has more than 50 recordings to his credit.

He is visiting New Zealand to perform Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the NZSO, under guest conductor Gustavo Gimeno, in Wellington (13 May), Dunedin (18 May), Christchurch (19 May) and Auckland (21 May).

He talks to Kim Hill.