International concert pianist, Kathryn Stott returns to her home county for two celebrity concerts with the Lancashire Sinfonietta at the St Annes United Reform Church tomorrow at 7.30pm and St Peter’s Church in Burnley on Saturday at 7.30pm.
Kathryn was born in Nelson, two weeks before Christmas 1958 and took piano lessons from the age of five. As a child, she attended the Yehudi Menuhin School followed by the Royal College of Music studying with some of the world’s greatest teachers.
Thrust into the international spotlight when she made it to the finals of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1978 at 20, Kathryn has since become one of the UK’s most cherished pianists.
She has carved an impressive career, performing to audiences around the globe, making concerto, recital, and chamber music appearances in Britain, the United States, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, and elsewhere.
She has made dozens of recordings for Decca, EMI, Philips, and Hyperion. A collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, The Soul of the Tango, was released in 1997 by Sony Music and Stott has toured worldwide with Ma, including performances at The White House and Carnegie Hall.
Kathryn now lives in Hebden Bridge and amongst her many commitments she sits on the Board of the Hallé orchestra and runs a summer music festival in Tuscany.
Tomorrow she will perform a classic concerto by Mozart and music by Argentinian tango composer, Piazzolla.