Named by The Economist as one of Twenty Living Polymaths, Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer, writer and painter. He was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s Honours 2014. 

Concerto engagements in the 20/21 season include London Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, St Louis, Cincinnati and Atlanta symphony orchestras, and the National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan. Highlights of 2019/20 included performances with the Toronto, Singapore and Iceland symphony orchestras, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; other recent appearances include the Cleveland and Minnesota orchestras, Finnish Radio, City of Birmingham and Tokyo symphony orchestras, London Philharmonic and China Philharmonic orchestras, and the Wiener Symphoniker.