Joseph Fleetwood


Joseph Fleetwood comes from an extraordinary musical lineage. His first teacher was Miss Katherine McLauchlan who was a pupil of Tobias Matthay (teacher of Myra Hess, Maura Lympany, Clifford Curzon). Joseph's last teacher, of seven years was Scottish pianist George Donald, who was a pupil of Karl Ulrich Schnabel and Aube Tzerko. Schnabel and Tzerko were both pupils of Artur Schnabel, who was in turn a Leschetizky pupil. Leschetizky was taught by Beethoven's favourite student, Carl Czerny.

Joseph has performed throughout Europe in Vienna, Milan, Naples, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and many other places. As a concerto soloist Joseph has performed many of the great piano concertos including Tchaikovsky 1 and 2, Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Rachmaninoff 1 and 2, Beethoven 1 - 5, Mozart 21, Shostakovich 2, Grieg, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue and Mendelssohn 1.

His solo repertoire encompasses the core repertoire and lesser known works of Albeniz, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Ginastera, Granados, Grieg, Haydn, Janacek, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Poulenc, Prokofieff, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikosvky and others and he is continually expanding his repertoire to construct exciting recital programmes.

Joseph has worked with many outstanding and celebrated musicians including Josef Swensen, Gianandrea Noseda, Artur Pizarro, Malcolm Martineau, Karen Cargill, Miranda Keys, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the orchestras of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal College of Music.

His playing has attracted high praise from critics and other musicians alike, with commentators noting 'Joseph Fleetwood is an outstanding young performer' (Murray McLachlan of Chethams), "...played with the precision of a fine-arts jeweller, you elevated the art of playing the Chopin Revolutionary Etude to a higher plane....You played with a beautiful delicacy of touch and absolute clarity. Your Bach performance was perfect" (Alexander Korsantia of the New England Conservatoire).

Joseph's playing has been broadcast on BBC 1, BBC 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and regional stations throughout the UK as both live performances and CD recordings. His debut CD featured some popular and lesser-known works by Edvard Grieg, and as well as his Bach album, he is currently working on recordings of the Liszt B minor Sonata and Rachmaninoff's rarely-performed first sonata.

Joseph Fleetwood

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