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China tour
24 March 2018


China tour Easter 2018

Just about to head off to Manchestr terminal three for an exciting 11-day trip to China for teaching, masterclasses, meetings and concerts. The itinerary is very...

Ronald Stevenson at 90
5 March 2018


Ronald Stevenson at 90. A lasting inspiriational legacy

Over the past few weeks a race has been on as I attempted to combine Prokofiev’s Toccata with the scherzo of his...

Review of important new Busoni book
17 July 2017


Ferruccio Busoni and his legacy
Erin E. Knyt
Indiana Press 2017
ISBN 976-0-253-02684-2

On reading, this freshly published scholarly and pioneering study of Busoni as composition teacher and mentor, a totally new perspective...

Ten inspiring days in China
31 October 2016

Just returned to Manchester after ten days of extraordinary inspiration, warmth, kindness and friendship in China: Firstly in Beijing (central middle school conservatoire) and then Shenzhen (Lang Lang Music world).

August 2016 Summer School, Concerts and Events
25 July 2016


After months of neglect, www.murraymclachlan.co.uk is now updated, with new blog posts, articles and listings of future events. See http://www.murraymclachlan.co.uk/event/index
August will see Callum, Rose, Matthew amd Murray perform...

Scottish International Piano Competition Youth Prize
24 July 2016


Wonderful to pay a flying visit to The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow yesterday to support Callum (17) Rose (15) and Matthew McLachlan (16) as they performed their recitals...

Ignaz Friedman Piano Music
22 July 2016

6 Weiner Tänze Nach Motiven Von Eduard Gärtner (1916)
4 Klavierstücke, op. 27 (1908)
Strophes op. 71 (1917)
Stimmungen op. 79 (1918)
4 Préludes op. 61 (1915)
TT: 64:22


Marcus Blunt Piano Concerto recording
19 July 2016


> Memories from yesterday’s recording session at RNCM in Manchester are still fresh. A fantastic day, culminating with lots of bubbly at the Midland Hotel in Manchester! Life as...

The Joys of EPTA!
26 June 2016


EPTA UK Corporate Members Tour Saturday 25 June at Clement Pianos in Nottingham

EPTA always brings people together. One of the greatest joys of being associated with this wonderful association...

One Autumn Day Surviving Cancer
12 June 2016

Review of a remarkable memoir on suriving cancer from Fred Scott, virtuoso pianist and composer:
One Autumn Day: Surviving Cancer
Fred Scott
£7.99 from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=One+Autumn+Day+Surviving+cancer+Fred+Scott
ISMB 978-1-911079-18-7
This is a remarkable, touching,...

When 'Return to Eden' Meets Manchester's RNCM
6 April 2016


When ‘Return to Eden’ meets RNCM: Two new suspense thrillers set around Manchester and its world famous music college

The intense, hardworking concentrated hours spent beavering away as a musician in...

New essay on Musical necromancy
5 April 2016


Musical Necromancy: Liszt’s Fantasy and Fugue on BACH and Busoni’s Fantasia Contrappuntistica

For nearly twenty-five years it was a touching and generous habit of Ronald Stevenson to send me parcels...

Oslo again in June
26 May 2014

This year's European EPTA conference is being held in June at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo from 25th June onwards and focuses on the folk tradition in western...

Aberdeen revisited
25 May 2014

Looking forward very much to an intensive three day visit back to Aberdeen in a few weeks' time for a masterclass on 12 June, Recital on 13th and Tchaikovsky first...

Cambridge revisited
25 May 2014

June is going to be ultra busy as the weekend after three events in Aberdeen sees me back at my old University and the West road concert hall for a...

Concert Three of Complete Beethoven Sonatas in Lanzarote
5 November 2013

Looking forward to performing six Beethoven Piano Sonatas this Saturday- 9 November at the Camel House, Macher in Lanzarote. Included in the programme is op 13, op 81a and...

American Pianists Association Fellwoship Award
25 April 2013


Had a wonderful week as a member of the jury on this wonderful piano competition.

EPTA Guernsey launched!
21 January 2013

This weekend saw the start of the new Guernsey region of the European Piano Teachers' Association. Huge thanks to pianist and teacher Briget MacRae for her enthusiasm and hard...

First review of new Ronald Stevenson 3CD box set
16 January 2013

Just in today:

MUSICAL POINTERS (re divine art dda21372 Ronald Stevenson piano music):
Just in time for Christmas comes this, one of the very most important and entertaining piano recordings...

Dustin Hoffman's new film 'Quartet'
1 January 2013

Dame Maggie Smith: A Master class Artist for Pianists

Truly magical, towering and moving performance from Dame Maggie Smith in Dustin Hoffman’s film Quartet, out today. Below is...