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Jonathan Plowright

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Jonathan Plowright (born Yorkshire 1959) is a British concert pianist. He was educated at Stonyhurst College, in Lancashire.

Plowright was a gold medallist at The Royal Academy of Music, London, where his professor was Alexander Kelly (pianist). He was also a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore with Julio Esteban.

Plowright won the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Award and the European Piano Competition. His USA debut was at Carnegie Hall in 1984. His UK debut followed in 1985, at Wigmore Hall. Plowright performed worldwide as recitalist, appeared with leading orchestras and ensembles, made many commercial recordings and appeared on radio and TV broadcasts.

He championed neglected music from Polish Romantic composers, Stojowski, Paderewski and Melcer, which he has recorded for Hyperion Records.

As of 2012 he was Professor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and Head of Keyboard at the University of Chichester. He offers masterclasses, consultation lessons and prize adjudications.

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