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William Howard

William Howard




William Howard, founder of the Schubert Ensemble, enjoys a varied career as soloist and chamber musician. In addition to touring with the Schubert Ensemble, he has appeared as soloist at most of Britain’s major festivals, and also in Europe, the Far East, and the USA. He has taught and performed regularly at the Dartington International Summer School since 1993, coached chamber music at Birmingham Conservatoire for thirteen years, and given lectures for Martin Randall Travel. His solo discography includes works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Brahms, Smetana, Dvořák, Fibich (winner of a Diapason D’Or award) and several contemporary works that were written for him, including a Piano Concerto by Judith Weir and a 75-minute cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues by the leading Czech composer Pavel Zemek Novák, which received a double five-star review in the BBC Music Magazine. His latest recording of Sixteen Love Songs for solo piano was released by Orchid Classics in June and is the start of a wider project to commission sixteen new piano love songs and to set up a national composing competition.