Acknowledged as one of Britain's finest pianists, Lucy Parham’s life-long passion for the music of Schumann inspired the original concept of the words and music...Read More
Acknowledged as one of Britain's finest pianists, Lucy Parham’s life-long passion for the music of Schumann inspired the original concept of the words and music evening, Beloved Clara. The CD of Beloved Clara was released to critical acclaim. Two further evenings, Liszt - An Odyssey of Love and Nocturne - The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin also premiered in the London Piano Series at the Wigmore Hall. These musical portraits have toured the UK and abroad, also making their US debuts in Los Angeles and subsequently broadcast on NPR across the USA. Her most recent programme, Rêverie – the life and loves of Claude Debussy was premiered at the Wigmore Hall London Piano Series with Henry Goodman. The CD of Nocturne (Samuel West/Harriet Walter) has just been released to critical acclaim.
Celebrated actors who appear in these programmes include Juliet Stevenson, Henry Goodman, Simon Russell Beale, Harriet Walter, Martin Jarvis, Robert Glenister, Joanna David, Alex Jennings, Rosamund Pike, Roger Allam, Miranda Richardson, Patricia Hodge, Niamh Cusack, Samuel West, Dominic West, Timothy West, Edward Fox, Lloyd Owen, Anna Chancellor, and Charles Dance.
Lucy Parham has recorded numerous CDs and her recording of Clara and Robert Schumann Concertos, won the BBC Music Magazine 'Critics' Choice of the Year.'
Lucy Parham first came to public attention as the Piano Winner of the 1984 BBC Young Musician of the Year. Since her Royal Festival Hall concerto debut at the age of 16, she has played throughout the UK as concerto soloist with most of the major British orchestras and is a frequent recitalist at the Wigmore Hall. She has also toured the USA with the BBC Concert Orchestra, as well as Mexico and Turkey with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom she has now given over 60 performances. Abroad, she has toured with the Russian State Symphony, Sofia Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Polish National Radio SO and L'Orchestre National de Lille.Read Less
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