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Fanfare, USA

Gordon Fergus-Thompson's award winning interpretations of French impressionist and Russian romantic piano music have been much acclaimed throughout the European press.

Following a sensational debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1976 he firmly established himself as a major recitalist and concerto player, appearing as soloist with the Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Goteborg Symphony, Residente Orchestra of the Hague, CBSO, Halle, RLPO, Bournemouth and all the BBC Symphony Orchestras, with such conductors as Evgenii Svetlanov, Jacek Kaspszyk, Sir Edward Downes, Helmut Muller-Bruhl, Mosche Atzmon, David Atherton and Sir Charles Groves. He has appeared in all the major halls in London and Paris and has given over two hundred broadcast recitals on BBC Radio 3. Gordon Fergus-Thompson has toured extensively in the UK, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Australia and the Far East.

Gordon Fergus-Thompson has recorded the complete works of Debussy and Ravel, the two Rachmaninoff sonatas and complete Etudes-Tableaux, the Balakirev sonata, Bach transcriptions and to date, three quarters of the complete works of Scriabin. He won the prestigious MRA " Best Instrumental Recording of the Year " award in successive years, in the first instance for his outstanding complete works of Debussy, and in the second, for Volume 1 of the complete works of Scriabin. Gordon Fergus-Thompson is a professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music, London. He is much in demand as a lecture recitalist and has given masterclasses throughout the UK, USA, Australia and the Far East.

In May 2010, Gordon Fergus-Thompson was awarded an FRCM, and in August of that year, he made his first visit to Japan, where he gave recitals in Tokyo and Kyoto to great critical acclaim.This was followed, in 2012, by a return visit to Kyoto, and a debut recital at the National Centre for Performing Arts ( Beijing). In 2013, concert highlights include a tour of the Middle East, recitals in Singapore and a three week concert tour of China, which includes a return visit to the NCPA in Beijing.


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