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Alisdair Hogarth

Accompanist

  • [Alisdair Hogarth's] instinctive musicality and sensitivity, mark him out as one of the most versatile and resourceful young pianists of his generation
    Philip Fowke
  • Rorem’s piano writing … demands artistry and technical skill. Hogarth supplies it unstintingly
    Raymond Tuttle, International Record Review, ‘Outstanding’ Award
  • This kind of talent is rare, to say the least.
    Peter Katin
  • Alisdair Hogarth proved the point, flexing his pianistic muscle in rhapsody, in bare chords and in ripe, overflowing figuration
    Hilary Finch, The Times
  • With a prominent background in both solo and song-accompaniment, Alisdair Hogarth is a versatile pianist combining a robust technique and innate musicality with a fresh, contemporary edge. He made his concerto debut in 1996, at the age of fifteen, as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall broadcast live on Classic FM, and has since performed many concertos with a variety of orchestras, including tours of Hungary and the Czech Republic (Rudolfinum). He regularly broadcasts for BBC television, BBC Radio 3 and World Service, Classic FM and New Zealand Concert FM. Recent performances have included the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Philharmonic Hall, as well as many recitals for British music societies and international festivals. Most recently he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in New York with the National Symphony Orchestra under Anthony Inglis as well as a performance at the 2010 Gramophone Awards. Future performances include many appearances at Wigmore Hall as well as recitals abroad including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

    Committed to song-accompaniment, Alisdair formed an innovative group of young professional singers, The Prince Consort, which focuses on piano-accompanied song. Following their highly-acclaimed recital debut at the Purcell Room as part of the ‘Fresh’ Young Artists Series they perform frequently at music societies and festivals throughout Europe and the USA. They made their Wigmore Hall debut in 2009 where they were joined by Graham Johnson for the Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer. Their first commercial CD, a recording of songs by Ned Rorem released on Linn Records, was Gramophone Editor’s Choice and won an Outstanding award from International Record Review.  They also have a close relationship with the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh where they held a residency to prepare for the recording and performed a recital in the prestigious Britten Weekend. Alisdair has performed with Sir Thomas Allen, Rosemary Joshua, Lillian Watson, Donald Maxwell and is the regular accompanist to many of his generation’s finest young singers, including Anna Leese, Jennifer Johnston, Andrew Staples, Jacques Imbrailo and Tim Mead. He has just returned from Korea where he gave two recitals with Barbara Bonney. Current projects include a recording on Linn Records with Philip Fowke and Stephen Hough, performing Brahms Liebeslieder and a new song cycle written by Stephen Hough specifically for The Prince Consort. This CD was selected as Classic FM Editor’s Choice in October 2011.

    Alisdair studied privately with Philip Fowke and subsequently with Peter Katin, and also at the Royal College of Music with John Blakely and Roger Vignoles where he won all the major prizes for piano accompaniment. In the same year he was selected as a Park Lane Group Young Artist. He was an RCM scholar supported by the Fishmongers’ Company Music Scholarship, Michael Whittaker and Robert McFadzean Whyte Awards and is an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. Alisdair acknowledges the kind support of Philip and Chris Carne.

    • Peter Katin on Alisdair Hogarth’s playing
      London

      I am extremely impressed by Alisdair Hogarth’s playing. As a soloist he obviously has all the technique and musical understanding for everything that he wants to play. But additionally, he has all the sense and intuitive understanding that makes him an ideal partner in chamber music and Lieder, able to adapt his approach perfectly to every style. This kind of talent is rare, to say the least.
      Peter Katin
    • Jacques Imbrailo Recital
      Wigmore Hall (November 2013)

      The piece also demands virtuosic piano writing, of which Hogarth did not stint… Hogarth made much of the musical language which encompasses melody in ‘Herbsttag’, scales and common chords in ‘Tränenkrüglein’, glissandos in ‘Klage’ and imitation of instrumental sounds in ‘Bestürz mich, Musik’. Imbrailo and Hogarth clearly form a rewarding partnership.
      Richard Nicholson, Classical Source
      Hogarth produced brightly coloured rippling arpeggios for Let Beauty Awake while Imbrailo gave the vocal line a wonderful uplifting quality and sense of buoyancy.
      Robert Beattie, Seen and Heard International
    • Philip Fowke on Alistair Hogarth’s playing
      London

      Alisdair Hogarth has that rare quality to embrace solo and chamber music with equal assurance, and his ability to draw out the best in his fellow performers, combined with his instinctive musicality and sensitivity, mark him out as one of the most versatile and resourceful young pianists of his generation.
      Philip Fowke
    • Rorem “On an Echoing road”
      Linn Records CKD 342, February 2010

      Rorem’s piano writing … demands artistry and technical skill. Hogarth supplies it unstintingly.
      Raymond Tuttle, International Record Review, ‘Outstanding’ Award
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      Photographer credit: Richard Ecclestone
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      Photographer credit: Richard Ecclestone
    • Photographer credit: Richard Ecclestone
      Photographer credit: Richard Ecclestone
    • Photographer credit: Richard Ecclestone
      Photographer credit: Richard Ecclestone
    • Photographer credit: Richard Ecclestone
      Photographer credit: Richard Ecclestone