Philip Howard (pianist)

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Philip Howard (born 1976) is a British-born composer and pianist, at present best known for his performances of music by Morton Feldman and Iannis Xenakis.

Howard studied in London, at the Royal Academy of Music. Taught to the age of 18 by Dr Alexander Abercrombie, his teachers at the RAM were Graeme Humphrey and Michael Finnissy.

His first success came as a composer, when in 1992 he won joint First Prize in the first BBC Young Musician of the Year Lloyds Bank Composer Award.

In 2003 Howard came to wider international recognition after winning First Prize in the Gaudeamus International Interpreters Award, as the first British winner in 35 years.

Ridley Scott's film Prometheus uses on its soundtrack a performance of Chopin's "Raindrop" Prelude recorded by Howard.[1]

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  1. ^ Pelkonen, Paul. "Superconductor Classical and Opera". Retrieved 21 August 2012. 

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