Nicolas Hodges

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Nicolas Hodges (born 1970 in London) is a British pianist living in Germany.

Early years[edit]

Nicolas Hodges was educated at Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford, Winchester College, and the universities of Cambridge and Bristol.

Hodges sang as a treble in Christ Church Cathedral Choir and in that capacity recorded Bach Motets (on ASV) as well as performing in Benjamin Britten's War Requiem with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, in concert in the Royal Festival Hall and Birmingham Town Hall, as well as on the EMI recording of the work. He also performed with the choir in the Penderecki St Luke Passion in the BBC Proms, with the composer conducting: the concert was televised.

Hodges studied the piano with Robert Bottone at Winchester, and subsequently with Susan Bradshaw and Sulamita Aronovsky. He also took lessons with Yonty Solomon and, as a Lieder accompanist, with Geoffrey Parsons and Roger Vignoles; he studied composition at school with Michael Finnissy, and at University of Cambridge with Robin Holloway and Alexander Goehr. He also attended master classes at Dartington by Morton Feldman (1986) and Robert Saxton (1988).

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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