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Michael McHale

Established as one of Ireland’s leading pianists, Michael McHale has a busy international career as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician. He has performed and recorded with orchestras including the Minnesota and Hallé Orchestras, the Moscow, BBC and London Symphony Orchestras and all five of the major Irish orchestras, appearing at the Tanglewood, BBC Proms and Tokyo Spring Festivals and at venues including Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus and Lincoln Center. A wide-ranging discography of over twenty-five albums has received critical acclaim. A commitment to new music has seen McHale give first performances and make recordings of music by composers including Valentin Silvestrov, John Tavener and Arvo Pärt. Winner of the Terence Judd / Hallé Award in 2009, he received a Major Individual Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2016. Michael McHale studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. In chamber music he collaborates regularly with Sir James Galway, Patricia Rozario, Dame Felicity Lott and Camerata Pacifica.

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