Soloists
Murray McLachlan - Piano

"Murray McLachlan is a pianist with a virtuoso technique and a sure sense of line. His timing and phrasing are impeccable, and his tone-full but unforced in the powerful passages, gentle and restrained in the more lyrical- is a perpetual delight" (BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE)

Since making his professional debut in 1986 at the age of 21 under the baton of Sir Alexander Gibson, Murray McLachlan has consistently received outstanding critical acclaim.  Educated at Chetham's and Cambridge, his mentors included Ronald Stevenson, David Hartigan, Ryszard Bakst, Peter Katin and Norma Fisher.  His recording career began in 1988 and immediately attracted international attention.  Murray's discography now  includes over forty commercial recordings, including the complete sonatas of Beethoven, Myaskovsky and Prokofiev, the six concertos of Alexander Tcherepnin, the 24 Preludes and Fugues of  Rodion Shchedrin, Ronald Stevenson's 'Passacaglia on DSCH' and  the major works of Kabalevsky, Khatchaturian and John McLeod.

McLachlan's repertoire includes over 40 concertos and 25 recital programmes.  He has appeared as soloist with most of the leading UK orchestras.  His recognition has been far-reaching, bringing invitations to perform on all five continents.  The 2007-08 season saw him perform in Novi Sad, Warsaw, Moscow, Prague and Guangazhou.  In April 2008 he was artistic director of the 'Ronald Stevenson at 80' chamber music festival in St. John's Smith Square, London.  In 2009 Murray performed in Singapore, New Zealand, Cyprus and Louisiana and in addition to his international work, continues to give numerous concerto and recital appearances all over the United Kingdom.

Murray McLachlan - Piano

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  • “Murray McLachlan is a pianist with a virtuoso technique and a sure sense of line. His timing and phrasing are impeccable, and his tone - full but unforced in the powerful passages, gentle and restrained in the more lyrical - is a perpetual delight.”
    BBC Music Magazine
  • “Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy was so much more than an essay in Bravura. It showed McLachlan as one of the outstanding contemporary British Pianists in both technique and musical insight.”
    Yorkshire Post
  • “HOW MANY fingers does Murray McLachlan have? Far more than 20. How else could he generate from those orderly rows of black-and-white keys the cascades, the whirlwinds, the Amazon forests of counterpoint?”
    The Times - Wigmore Hall recital
  • “Murray McLachlan was breathtaking. The brilliance and clarity of his playing in the dazzling first and third movements electrified all around him, whilst the reflective subtlety of the slow movement evidenced a musician of the very highest calibre -”
    West Lakeland Orchestra - Beethoven Emperor Opus 73
  • Myaskovsky Piano Sonatas
    Myaskovsky Piano Sonatas
    Piano Sonatas No.4, No.5 / Sonatine / Prelude
  • Stevenson Piano Concertos
    Stevenson Piano Concertos
    Piano Concerto No.1 'Faust Tritych' Piano Concerto No.2 'The Continents'
  • Tcherepnin Piano Concertos
    Tcherepnin Piano Concertos
    Piano Concerto No.2 Op.26 Piano Concerto No.4 ('Fantasie') Op.78 Piano Concerto No.6 Op.99
  • Stevenson Passacaglia on D.S.C.H
    Stevenson Passacaglia on D.S.C.H
    The Divine Art 25013
  • Mozart
    Piano Concertos
  • Beethoven
    The Five Piano Concertos
  • Beethoven
    Choral Fantasia
  • Brahms
    The Two Piano Concertos
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    • Recital Programme 1
    • Bach JS
      Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue
    • Beethoven
      Sonata in E minor, op.90
    • Brahms
      Variations on a theme of Paganini
    • Schubert
      Sonata in B flat