Melanie Spanswick

This is the fifth interview in my Classical Conversations Series and today British concert pianist Leon McCawley is in the spotlight.

Leon studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Heather Slade-Lipkin, the Curtis Institute of Music with Eleanor Sokoloff and also worked with Nina Milkina in London. He won First Prize in the International Beethoven Piano Competition and Second Prize in the  Leeds International Piano Competition in 1993. His recordings have received many accolades including two ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards in Gramophone and a Diapason d’Or for his set of The Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas.

Leon has given many highly acclaimed recitals in notable venues around the world including the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Prague Rudolfinum, Vienna Musikverein, Lincoln Center and Kumho Recital Hall. He can be frequently heard on BBC Radio 3 both in performance and interview, most recently Live from the Wigmore Hall and on The Genius of Mozart…

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