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GO! CLASSICAL: PIANIST ISTOP OF THE LISZT.

Byline: Jenny Mackenzie

A CELEBRITY recital is being given in Birmingham tonight by a pianist who has always been held in high esteem by his peers - Peter Donohoe.

Born in Manchester, he studied in his home town at The Royal Northern College of Music and then in Paris with Yvonne Loriod.

Since winning the 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he has developed a distinguished career in Europe, the United States and the Far East.

He is making a special appearance at the Birmingham Conservatoire in the Adrian Boult Hall at 7.30 tonight, in aid of the Denis Matthews Memorial Trust, the famous concert pianist.

The programme includes music by Mozart, Schumann, Liszt and three works by Bach.

Peter Donohoe appears regularly with the major London and British regional orchestras and across Europe with the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Berlin Komische Oper and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble.

He has recently given a series of concerts in Spain and Portugal with The Philharmonia conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.

Peter has performed annually at the BBC Proms and appeared at the Edinburgh Festival for six consecutive years. He also plays regularly in Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.

In the United States he has appeared many times with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Detroit symphony orchestras, the Dallas Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra.

He has made many recordings and won several awards - including the Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt for a Liszt Sonata recital and the Gramophone Concerto Award for Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto.

Tickets for tonight's concert are available by phoning 0121 236 5622.

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CHARITY RECITAL: Peter Donohoe plays at the Birmingham Conservatoire tonight
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 15, 2001
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