Viv McLean to perform Grieg Piano Concerto
Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra are delighted that Viv McLean will be performing the Grieg Piano Concerto with us on Wednesday 21st November 2012.
Viv McLean won First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and has performed in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Israel, Cyprus, Malta, Australia, Japan and USA.
He has performed concertos with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, National Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and the Scottish Concert Orchestra.
Viv has appeared at festivals including the International Beethoven Festival in Bonn, the Festival des Saintes in France and the Cheltenham International Festival and has recorded for Sony Classical Japan, Naxos and the RPO label. Viv has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 as well as for radio in Germany, France, Australia, Norway and Poland.
“ Viv McLean revealed extraordinary originality, superb simplicity, and muscles of steel hidden by fingers of velvet. He plays with the genius one finds in those who know how to forget themselves, naturally placing themselves at the right point to meet the music, this mystery of the moment.” Le Monde (Paris)