Sam Haywood is now firmly established as one of the leading pianists of his generation. Following his early success in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and in receiving the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Isserlis Award, he went on to study in Vienna with Paul Badura-Skoda and in London with Maria Curcio, the renowned pupil of Artur Schnabel.
Now based in Berlin, he has already performed to high critical acclaim in many of the major concert venues of Europe including the Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls in London; Konzerthaus, Vienna; CAMI Hall, New York; Salle d’UNESCO, Paris and the Philharmonie, Berlin. As a chamber musician he has worked with many distinguished artists including Steven Isserlis, Ruggiero Ricci, David Geringas and the Alberni Quartet. Last June he gave a sell-out Chopin recital in the Konzerthaus in Berlin and it is there that he will perform next season the new Piano Sonata No.4 which he has just commissioned from Scottish composer John McLeod.
with Graham Fitkin