Kathryn Stott

_R8A9075_1[1]Kathryn Stott is recognized as one of Britain’s most versatile and imaginative musicians and among today’s most engaging pianists. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music and was a prize-winner at the Leeds International Piano Competition 1978. She is a Visiting Professor and an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music.

Kathryn Stott has been performing with Yo-Yo Ma for nearly 30 years and together they regularly tour Europe, the USA, South America and the Far East. Maintaining a keen interest in contemporary music, she has had many works written for her, including seven by Graham Fitkin. Recordings include Fauré’s complete solo works (Hyperion) and the complete Kabalevsky Concertos (Chandos).

Kathryn Stott is Artistic Director of the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society. Last season, she curated a series of six concerts called “Dance!” for Leeds International Concerts. A regular visitor to international festivals, Kathryn Stott has recently performed at the Kennedy Center (Washington DC) and Tonhalle Zurich, and made a welcome return to the BBC Proms performing with the BBC Concerto Orchestra. Highlights of the current season include a tour of the UK and Italy with cellist/ composer Giovanni Sollima, performing in New Zealand for the first time, and an appearance with JP Jofre and his Hard Tango Chamber Band in New York.

Visit her website: http://www.kathrynstott.com/

Photo by Nikolaj Lund