Stephen Hough
Stephen Hough
Stephen Hough

What's New

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 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 Times of Stephen's new book Rough Ideas published by Faber & Faber

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)

December 2018

Stephen shares his 'Culture Fix' in The Times

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

June 2018

Stephen's Dream Album is released on Hyperion Records

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

March 2018

An interview with Stephen in the Financial 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

July 2017

Stephen answers questions from the New Statesman

June 2017

Stephen is made an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple

December 2016

Stephen is named 'International Artist of the Year' by Limelight Magazine

November 2016

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

October 2016

Bryan Appleyard's profile of Stephen for the Sunday Times

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?

June 2016

Stephen signs with the literary agency David Godwin Associates

April 2016

Stephen will play his 25th BBC Prom this summer

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

November 2013

Stephen's new recording of both Brahms Concertos is released

August 2013

New York Times reviews Stephen's iPad app

July 2013

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

July 2013

A pre-Proms profile of Stephen in the London Evening Standard

March 2013

A profile of Stephen in the New York Times

January 2013

An interview with Stephen in the Sunday Times

November 2012

Renaissance Man - interview with Stephen in the Houston Chronicle

November 2012

Stephen is appointed a Governor of the Royal Ballet Companies

September 2012

An interview with Stephen in Classical Music

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

Stephen's CD of the Complete Chopin Waltzes is selected by Apple's iTunes as Best Classical Instrumental Album of 2011

December 2011

An interview with Stephen in Chinese

November 2011

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

October 2011

Stephen's latest releases: BROKEN BRANCHES (a CD of his own compositions on BIS) and concertos by Liszt and Grieg on Hyperion

October 2011

An article about Stephen in the Financial Times

August 2011

Stephen's CD of the Complete Chopin Waltzes is released on Hyperion.  A taster b/w film

July 2011

Stephen's cycle 'Other Love Songs' with the Prince Consort is released on Linn Records

July 2011

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

June 2011

Two recent interviews with Stephen

January 2011

Four recent articles about Stephen

October 2010

Stephen will be replacing Murray Perahia in recital at the Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall on November 18

May 2010

Stephen wins the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award

April 2010

Stephen releases two new CDs

Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra by Tchaikovsky and Chopin: Late Masterpieces

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

January 2010

Stephen is a guest of Baroness Shirley Williams on BBC Radio 4's 'The Today Programme'.

Listen to the interview here

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.

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July 2009

The Financial Times visits Stephen at home

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July 2009

Richard Morrison interviews Stephen in The Times (London) ahead of the opening night of the 2009 BBC Proms

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June 2009

A feature article about Stephen in the Australian newspaper

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June 2009

Stephen is guest editor of the July 2009 issue of Gramophone Magazine

View Gramophone Cover (PDF) |

April 2009

Stephen to perform the complete music for piano and orchestra of Tchaikovsky over four BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall this summer.

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April 2009

Stephen interviewed in his garden in the Guardian

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April 2009

Stephen's Latest CD named 'Recording of the Month' by Gramophone Magazine

"This is Stephen Hough, master pianist (and, of course, Gramophone Gold Disc winner) at his formidable best. In a hotly contested month, it would take something special indeed to be CD of the month. This is it." Read Full Article (PDF)

December 2008

The Guardian Asks About Life After Brendel

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November 2008

A Painting of Stephen's on the Guardian Newspaper's Website

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November 2008

Stephen and The Takács Quartet are Nominated for a 2009 Grammy

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

November 2008

Some Recent, Miscellaneous Articles About Stephen

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

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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

June 2007

Interview with The Catholic Herald

June 2007

"Mass of Innocence and Experience" World Premiere

Stephen's Mass of Innocence and Experience is premiered at Westminster Abbey. Click here to view leaflet (PDF)

June 2007

Four Pieces On Elgar For The 150th Anniversary Of His Birth

April 2007

Two New Masses By Stephen

There will be two world premieres of works by Stephen this summer. On 10 June Westminster Cathedral will perform his MISSA MIRABILIS at their Solemn Mass for Corpus Christi (10.30 AM); and on 10 July Westminster Abbey will perform his MASS OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE at a concert celebrating William Blake's 250th anniversary (7 PM).

March 2007

Daily Telegraph Review of The Loneliest Wilderness

Read the review of Stephen's new 'Elegy for Cello and Orchestra'. Click here for review

March 2007

New Articles By and About Stephen

March 2007

New Book

Stephen new book, "The Bible As Prayer", is published. This book can be purchased at or

January 2007

Profile of Stephen

Read a recent profile on Stephen in London's Sunday Telegraph entitled "With Apologies to Bartók". Click here for article

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