“…Claudio Arrau was to have been the soloist in tonight’s Promenade Concert. The virtuosity and acute musicianship of Philip Fowke, who took his place, repaired the omission in no uncertain terms.” The Daily Telegraph
Philip Fowke, known for his many BBC Promenade Concert appearances, numerous recordings and broad range of repertoire, has appeared in many of the major concert halls worldwide with leading conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Simon Rattle and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky. Philip Fowke is currently Senior Fellow of Keyboard at Trinity College of Music and is recognized for his teaching, coaching and tutoring in which he enjoys exploring students’ potential, encouraging them to develop their own individuality. Unconventional and alternative, he avoids methods and systems preferring a more holistic, imaginative approach. He is a regular tutor at the Chethams International Summer School and will be returning there next year. Has was also invited to be on the jury of the 2nd International Shura Cherkassky Piano Competition held in Milan in 2012.
Philip Fowke has made recordings for EMI, Lyrita, Unicorn, CRD, Chandos and Naxos. These include the concertos of Addinsell, Bliss, Delius, Hoddinnott, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Tchaikowsky. He has also made solo records including the Complete Chopin Waltzes, the Chopin Sonatas, and an album of Piano Transcriptions. He has recently made a CD with The Prince Concert for Linn Records in which he and Stephen Hough both partner Alisdair Hogarth on the piano. This recording has received outstanding acclaim, and was nominated CD of the month by Gramophone Magazine. He has also recently recorded the Piano Sonata no 3 and Tango by Antony Hopkins CBE in celebration of the composer’s 90th birthday which has also received exceptional reviews
Philip Fowke performed with The Prince Consort in the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room last season. In addition, he appeared at the Cheltenham Festival, and at the Concertgebouw Hall Amsterdam in a concert broadcast live on Netherlands Radio. His recording of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no 2 and the Paganini Rhapsody with the RPO conducted by Yuri Temirkanov on EMI was recently re-released. He was recently invited to give a recital and classes at the 16th Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival and Summer Academy. He will be performing in Tokyo at the Musashino Hall.