Stephen Hough
Stephen Hough
Stephen Hough

What's New

February 2022

Stephen's Chopin Nocturnes album hits #1 in the BILLBOARD classical chart

January 2022

"A sublime new recording by Stephen Hough" Alex Ross on Chopin Nocturnes

January 2022

Stephen Hough: The Erato Years (1987-1998) The 9CD set reviewed in BBC Music Magazine

December 2021

Stephen's Chopin Nocturnes chosen as an 'Album of the Year' in The New Yorker, the Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and Classic FM

November 2021

Q and A with Stephen in the Observer

November 2021

Complete Chopin Nocturnes, recorded during lockdown at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, available here as CD and download on Hyperion

May 2021

An interview in French in Pianiste magazine

January 2021

An interview with Stephen in Korean in Chosun Ilbo

January 2021

An interview with Stephen in The Tablet about his new album

January 2021

Stephen's new album VIDA BREVE is released on 29th January. Here's the first review, a Gramophone Editor's Choice. And here's the Mail on Sunday's 5-star review. In the New York Times here

December 2020

Should we just get rid of intervals at concerts? Stephen's article in the Guardian

November 2020

Stephen's book 'Rough Ideas' wins a 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Award.

September 2020

"Graphic [...] Brutal [...] With its broad dualisms, fierce language, and dark themes, The Final Retreat is an arresting, harrowing and controversial personal struggle with faith and loss." A review of Stephen's novel.

June 2020

Stephen's book ROUGH IDEAS is published by Farrar Straus and Giroux in the US, and reviewed here by Musical America and here in the Toronto Star

June 2020

Stephen talks about his and London's return to live concerts with Jon Snow on Channel 4 News

May 2020

Stephen to open live broadcast concert series at Wigmore Hall

May 2020

Beethoven: The Piano Concertos. Stephen latest recording is released Here is a review from The Times

April 2020

Stephen's Gramophone front cover interview. Read here

April 2020

Two articles about coping with COVID-19 - in the Guardian and the Tablet

January 2020

Stephen's new Brahms CD is Recording of the Month in Gramophone Magazine. Here's the review.

December 2019

Stephen is made a Companion of the Royal Northern College of Music

December 2019

Believing in Christmas - an article in the Evening Standard

November 2019

Stephen's Rough Ideas chosen as one of the Financial Times' Best Books of 2019

September 2019

An article in Standpoint Magazine on musical notation and improvisation, the difference, and whether it matters

August 2019

Reviews of Stephen's new book Rough Ideas published by Faber & Faber in The Observer & The Tablet & The Big Issue & BBC Music Magazine & International PianoLiterary Review & The Spectator & Catholic Herald & Gramophone & Classical Music & Times Literary Supplement & Church Time

August 2019

A profile of Stephen in The Times: the BBC Proms and the gold piano. Watch the encore from that concert here

July 2019

Stephen is appointed a Visiting Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford for a three-year term (2019-22)

November 2018

The Sixteen and Harry Christophers include Stephen's sequence HALLOWED on their latest CD.
Listen here on Spotify

June 2018

Here is the list of paintings from Stephen's Hertford Festival show

May 2018

Stephen is awarded honorary membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society

April 2018

One Catholic, one Anglican, one gay, one musical: four reviews for Stephen's novel in The Tablet the Church Times the Bay Area Reporter and BBC Music Magazine

March 2018

Stephen selects six of the best fictional priests for The Times

February 2018

Stephen chooses six best books for The Week

February 2018

A profile of Stephen in the LA Times

February 2018

Stephen's first novel 'The Final Retreat' is published by Sylph Editions

June 2017

Stephen is made an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple

November 2016

Stephen was made an Honorary Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

October 2016

Stephen chooses his 'Desert Island Discs' for BBC Radio 4

August 2016

A profile of Stephen in The Economist magazine

July 2016

The 25 greatest pianists of all time?

April 2016

Two interviews with Stephen: Los Angeles Magazine and Huffington Post

October 2015

A profile of Stephen in Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese)

May 2015

A profile of Stephen in the Boston Globe

April 2014

Stephen in Vanity Fair; and a profile: in conversation with Stephen in the Wall Street Journal

January 2014

Stephen is made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year's Honours List

July 2013

Stephen's iPad app THE LISZT SONATA is released on iTunes

March 2013

A profile of Stephen in the New York Times

January 2013

An interview with Stephen in the Sunday Times

September 2012

An exhibition of Stephen's paintings runs for the month of October at Broadbent Gallery in London

March 2012

A profile of Stephen in Le Monde

December 2011

An interview with Stephen in Chinese

November 2011

Stephen wins Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2011 for his Chopin Waltzes CD

July 2011

Stephen to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Liverpool in December 2011

May 2010

Stephen wins the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award

March 2010

'The Sacred Made Real' moves from London to the National Gallery in Washington D.C.

Listen to Stephen's sextet and see the slide show here and find out more about the piece here

February 2010

Stephen is featured in the Japanese magazine PEN.

Click here to read

October 2009

Stephen is nominated by The Economist and Intelligent Life magazines as one of 20 living polymaths, alongside Umberto Eco, Noam Chomsky and Michael Ignatieff.

Click here to read more

November 2008

Stephen and The Takács Quartet are Nominated for a 2009 Grammy

Click here for details (Best Chamber Music Performance category 104)

September 2008

Stephen Wins the Gold Disc Award from Gramophone

February 2008

Eugène Leroy

Stephen has written an introduction to the catalogue of an exhibition of Eugène Leroy's unique paintings. Click here to read

January 2008

Stephen wins International Poetry Competition

Click here for more details

December 2007

Stephen Wins Northwestern's $50K Lane Prize

Stephen is the winner of Northwestern University's $50,000 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance. The award is given to "pianists who have achieved the highest levels of national and international recognition." Click here for more details

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