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Pianist Stephen Hough to perform works by Debussy, Chopin and Beethoven

By Staff | Oct 26, 2017

Stephen Hough is a gifted classical pianist, composer and writer.

KAHULUI – Pianist Stephen Hough will play a concert on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Over the course of his career, Hough has not only distinguished himself as a masterful and insightful concert pianist – “The most perfect piano playing conceivable,” noted a critic from The Guardian – but also as a writer and composer.

He has composed works for orchestra, choir, chamber ensemble and solo piano. Many of his 50 albums have garnered international prizes.

He is the first classical music recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, one of The Economist’s “20 Living Polymaths,” and he has earned a reputation as a modern-day Renaissance man, having mastered numerous art forms, from piano and composition to painting and poetry.

This season, he is focusing on the works of Debussy timed with the centennial of the composer’s death in 1918. His recital program compares Debussy triptychs and Schumann sonatas, and he has an all-Debussy CD coming out at the end of December.

This concert will include works by Debussy, Chopin and Beethoven. Tickets are $12, $45 or $65; call 242-SHOW or visit www.MauiArts.org.