Robert Hugill chats to pianist Simon Callaghan about his forthcoming disc and his academic research into the neglected composer Roger Sacheverell Coke.

Simon Callaghan will be part of a stellar line-up at next month’s Highgate International Chamber Music Festival.

Across four concerts, Simon will perform in various trios, a quintet, a sextet and a nonet, in a broad range of music by Beethoven, Ludwig, Dohnányi, Poulenc and Coleridge-Taylor.

Simon Callaghan has been invited to return to Hong Kong next month for a performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 2 with Pro Arte Orchestra.

Poulenc and Schumann

Simon Callaghan describes his latest recording (which will come out on the Nimbus label later this year) as “a collection of characters – a procession, if you like – by two composers who I think go really well together: Poulenc and Schumann.”

Simon’s recital on the 24th August at 8pm will be broadcast live on Deutschlandfunk Kultur radio from the festival’s main venue, the stunning Husum Castle.

Medtner Piano Concerto No. 3
Simon will be performing the Medtner Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor, Op. 60 as part of Leicester Symphony Orchestra’s Russian Evening at De Montfort Hall on Saturday 19-May-18.