Alasdair Beatson

Instruments: Keyboards | Piano

Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson is renowned as a sincere musician and intrepid programmer. He champions a wide repertoire with particular areas of interest: classical, early romantic and French music (especially Fauré), alongside the music of today’s composers.

A prolific chamber musician, Alasdair’s colleagues include Steven Isserlis, Pekka Kuusisto, Viktoria Mullova, Pieter Wispelwey, the Doric, Gringolts and Meta4 string quartets, and the Nash Ensemble.

Recent recordings include works of Beethoven and Schubert for violin and fortepiano with Viktoria Mullova, and a solo piano recital Aus Wien on Pentatone. These join a discography of solo and chamber recordings on BIS, Champs Hill, Claves, Evil Penguin, Pentatone and SOMM labels.

Performances during 2022/23 include regular appearances at Wigmore Hall, and at festivals including Cheltenham, Ernen, Festivalta, Lewes, O/Modernt, Resonances, Spitalfields and Yellowbarn. Alasdair is artistic director of the chamber music festival at Musikdorf Ernen in Switzerland.

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