John York

JOHN YORK is well known on five continents as a musician of personality and compelling enthusiasm in a wide range of pianistic and pedagogic activities. Press reaction to his recent performances has highlighted this 'impressive achievement in revealing the symmetry and perfecting the internal clarification.
His career, launched in 1973 when he was awarded the International Debussy Prize in Paris and marked by an auspicious debut at London's Wigmore Hall in 1974, has taken him around the world as soloist, with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic and London Mozart Players, and as a chamber music partner, primarily with cellist Raphael Wallfisch, and in the piano duo team of York 2. He is often a guest with international artists, the Allegri quartet, the Lindseys, the Beethoven String Trio of London, singer Sarah Walker, violist Rivka Golani, among many others.
Recordings include the complete works for piano and winds of Poulenc, Saint-Saens, Ravel and Debussy and the full Beethoven cycle (with R. Wallfisch). On Black Box they play the complete Prokofiev works and the cello/piano and solo piano works of James MacMillan. In 2002 there were new Wallfisch/York discs of Poulenc, Schnittke, Shostakovich and others, and a cd of all Holst's piano music, including the world premiere recording of the composer's own 4-hands (one piano) version of 'The Planets', widely praised in the music press.
Major institutions at home and abroad value his role as an inspiring communicator and pedagogue. He works with students of the highest level at Margess International of Switzerland, the Australian National Academy and at the New World Festival in Venezuela. In the UK he is Professor of over 27 years' standing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Head of Piano at the illustrious St. Paul's Girls' School in London. We also invite you to read his article for the "Pianist" magazine.


My Brodmann grand sounds glorious, rich, full, singing and warm, loud and positively calorific.
John York, London