Nicolas Hodges

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Nicolas Hodges (born 1970 in London) is an English pianist. He was educated at Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford, Winchester College, and the University of Cambridge.

Hodges studied the piano with Robert Bottone at Winchester, and subsequently with Susan Bradshaw and Sulamita Aronovsky; he studied composition at school with Michael Finnissy, and at University of Cambridge with Robin Holloway and Alexander Goehr. He also attended masterclasses at Dartington by Morton Feldman (1986) and Robert Saxton (1988). He has not composed since the mid-1990s.

Many composers have written works for Hodges to perform, notably Elliott Carter (Dialogues for Piano and Orchestra, 2003),[1] Salvatore Sciarrino, James Clarke, Michael Finnissy, Jeroen Speak and Konrad Boehmer.

Hodges has recorded music by many contemporary and recent composers. His first CD was of the complete piano works of Bill Hopkins, and he has also recorded music by John Adams, Michael Finnissy, Harrison Birtwistle, Beat Furrer, Justin Connolly, Brian Ferneyhough, Elliott Carter, Konrad Boehmer and many others.

Nicolas Hodges has been a member of Trio Accanto since 2013.

Since April 2005 Hodges has been Professor of Piano at the Musikhochschule, Stuttgart.[2]


  1. ^ Tommasini, Anthony (23 January 2013). "Stretching Technique in All Directions". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Prof. Nicolas Hodges". Musikhochschule, Stuttgart. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 

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