Antony Peebles

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Peebles at a concert in Kigali, Rwanda.

Antony Peebles is a British concert pianist. He won the 1971 BBC Piano competition and has performed in 131 different countries around the world.

Biography[edit]

Antony Peebles studied at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, from which he was awarded a MusB degree. After leaving university, Peebles studied the piano with various tutors including Peter Katin, Yvonne Lefébure and Jeremy Siepmann. He received a number of scholarships during this time.[1]

Peebles' big break came in 1971, when he was awarded the BBC Piano Competition. He played Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel, receiving universal acclaim from the jury, including renowned pianist Vlado Perlemuter, who commented that he'd never heard the piece interpreted better. Peebles also won the French Claude Debussy competition in 1972.[1]

Following these successes, Peebles became a regular concert pianist, both as a performer of concertos with major orchestras in the United Kingdom and, famously, by touring the world playing the piano[1] - sometimes alone, and sometimes with violinist John Georgiadis, with whom he formed the Georgiadis/Peebles Duo.[2] Peebles has now performed in 131 countries. Peebles has recorded five CDs of piano music, all with Meridian Records.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Composer(s) Tracks
1991 Ravel Piano Music Maurice Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
Miroirs
Sonatine
Pavane pour une infante défunte
1994 Liszt Fantasias & Transcriptions Franz Liszt Reminiscences de Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) no 1
Reminiscences de Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) no 2
Grand Concert Fantasy on La Sonnambula (Bellini)
Illustrations du Prophète (Meyerbeer) no 1
Fantasy on motives from The Ruins of Athens (Beethoven)
March to the Scaffold from Symphonie fantastique (Berlioz)
1998 Schubert Songs Transcribed by Liszt vol. 1 Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt 12 Songs by Fr. Schubert, trans. 1838 (includes Erlkönig, Gretchen am Spinnrade, Du bist die Ruh', Ave Maria, etc.)
Four songs from Schwanengesang
2001 Schubert Songs Transcribed by Liszt vol. 2 Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt Seven songs from Die schöne Müllerin
10 songs from Schwanengesang
2004 Schubert Songs Transcribed by Liszt vol. 3 Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt 12 songs from Winterreise
Six individual songs, including The Trout

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Antony Peebles - UK Pianist Musicians Gallery (Accessed 8 June 2006)
  2. ^ John Georgiadis - UK Violinist Archived May 27, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. Musicians Gallery (Accessed 8 June 2006)