Anthony Hewitt - Artistic Director and Pianist
Anthony Hewitt has won prizes at International Piano Competitions, and his communicative performances have won him critical acclaim worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. Career highlights include engagements with the National Symphony and Princeton Symphony Orchestras in the USA, and the Royal Philharmonic, Brighton Philharmonic and Northern Sinfonia Orchestras in the UK.
Anthony''s discography includes ''Protégé'' (Divine Art Records) - the first coupling on CD of the Liszt and Reubke Sonatas - which was praised in International Record Review as "magisterial", and received a Gramophone recommendation. He has recorded for Naxos with violist Sarah-Jane Bradley, and The Gramophone described the duo''s recent performance on a disc of music by British composer Peter Fribbins as ''superb''.
Recent highlights were four appearances at major venues in London including near sell-outs at the Royal Festival Hall and a solo Coffee Concert at Wigmore Hall. Notable festivals included Swaledale and Newbury, and orchestras included the English Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and the London-based Orpheus Sinfonia.
Anthony''s most unusual feat in 2012 was in the guise of the ‘Olympianist’ which saw him cycling 1200 miles from Land''s End to John O''Groats followed by a concert at the end of each day. He performed over thirty engagements and raised £13,000 for charity. Anthony''s special-edition CD ''Piano Odyssey'' was broadcast several times on Classic FM, and he also appeared twice on BBC Radio 3''s ''In-Tune''.
Anthony is the founding Artistic Director of the Ulverston International Music Festival and is based in SW London from where he enjoys cycling into the Surrey Hills
''Recordings of the Liszt Sonata are not exactly thin on the ground, but this account can hold its own with some of the finest''
International Record Review
''a magisterial performance''
BBC Music Magazine
''A fine, poetic and communicative musicanship''
Classical Music Net
''Anthony Hewitt''s performance is exemplary in all respects''
New York Times
''Impressive clarity and fleet technique''
''A compelling authority''
''A young pianist of outstanding talent''