Martino Tirimo

Martino Tirimo

Berceuse in D flat, Op. 57;
24 Preludes, Op. 28;
Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat, Op. 61;
Nutcracker Concert Suite (arr. Pletnev)

At the age of thirteen his family moved to London and he continued his education at Bedales School. At sixteen he won the Franz Liszt Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with the highest honours, after which he completed his studies in Vienna. He later worked closely with Gordon Green, whom he regarded as his greatest mentor. In 1971 and 1972 victories in the International Piano Competitions in Munich and Geneva launched his international career.

He appears at major festivals and venues with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bayerischer Rundfunk, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Cleveland, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, English Chamber and many others. Conductors he has worked with include Barbirolli, Boult, Kurt Sanderling, Masur, Marriner, Norrington, Berglund, Bychkov, Klee, Krivine, Mandeal, Tortelier, Elder, Spivakov and Rattle.

He has also directed from the keyboard several cycles of the five Beethoven Concertos with the Dresden Philharmonic, both in Germany and at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He has often appeared with this orchestra both as soloist and conductor.

He is also in demand for masterclasses all over the world and occasionally serves on juries of international piano competitions.