Stephen Hough, Piano

“The most perfect piano playing conceivable.” (The Guardian)

Performance Santa Fe presents pianist Stephen Hough. When surveying Stephen Hough’s career, the most appropriate question is “where to begin?” The British Hough was the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He has played in 25 BBC Proms, became Commander of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Music in 2014, and regularly performs with the world’s greatest orchestras (including the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra) and festivals (including Aspen, Tanglewood, and Verbier). He has received numerous awards, including eight Gramophone awards, a Diapason d’Or, and several Grammy nominations. Hough has recorded over 50 albums, including the fastest-selling recording in Hyperion’s history—his 2005 live recording of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos.

Hough is also a composer of works for piano, chamber ensemble, choir, and orchestra. Additionally, he is a regular contributing writer to The Guardian, The Times of London, Gramophone Magazine, and The Telegraph. An evening of “virtuoso technique” and “poetic eloquence” (The Sunday Times) awaits you.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm

  • Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • $27 – $100; Order tickets through or


Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor, D 784

  1. Allegro giusto
  2. Andante

 III. Allegro vivace

Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue, FWV 21

Hough  Sonata III (Trinitas)

  1. Lento – bold, stark
  2. Allegro – punchy, jazzy

  III. Andante – majestic, proud

 Liszt: Valses Oubliées, S. 215

  1. Allegro
  2. Allegro Vivace

Liszt: Transcendental Etudes, S. 139

 No. 11 in D flat, “Harmonies du Soir”
 No. 10 in F minor, “Appassionata”


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