born 22 November 1961, Heswall, Wirral Peninsula
Stephen Andrew Gill Hough is a British-born classical pianist, composer and writer. He became an Australian citizen in 2005 and thus has dual nationality.
In 1978, he was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and won the piano section. In 1982, he won the Terence Judd Award in England. In 1983, he took first prize at the Naumburg International Piano Competition in New York.
As recitalist Hough has appeared on the major stages of the world including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, London’s Royal Festival Hal_l and the main stage of the _Concertgebouw. He has appeared at festivals worldwide including Verbier, Salzburg, La Roque d’Antheron, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, the BBC Proms, Mostly Mozart (New York), Sapporo, Ravinia, Blossom, Tanglewood, Aspen, Hollywood Bowl and Saratoga.
Chopin – Piano Concerto No 2 in F Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Edo de Waart, 1996