Biography of Fingerhut Margaret:
Margaret Fingerhut is regarded as one of the most poetic pianists of her generation who has captivated audiences in many different countries with her imaginatively designed recital programmes in which she explores the highways and byways of the piano repertoire. As a concerto soloist she has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players in major venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. She is often heard on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and many radio stations worldwide.
Her extensive and eclectic discography has received worldwide critical acclaim and reflects her longstanding fascination with lesser-known repertoire, including works by Bax, Berkeley, Bloch, Dukas, Falla, Grieg, Howells, Novák, Stanford and Suk. Two of her Bax recordings were short-listed for Gramophone awards and a number of others have been selected as Editor’s Choice and Critics’ Choice by the magazine. Her disc of solo piano music by Alexandre Tansman was picked as a “Diapason D’Or” in Diapason magazine.
Margaret taught piano at the Royal Northern College of Music for a number of years and she is currently a Visiting Tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire. She has given many masterclasses in the UK, including Dartington International Summer School and Chetham’s International Summer School for Pianists. She has also given masterclasses in the USA, Canada and China. “One of the most radiantly musical of pianists, she plays with such alluring sensitivity and effortless command that one cannot help but be won over” (International Piano).