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Nicolas Hodges

Country of origin: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Birthday: 1970

About Nicolas Hodges

An active repertoire that encompasses such composers as Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Debussy, Schubert and Stravinsky reinforces pianist Nicolas Hodges’ special prowess in contemporary music. As Tempo magazine has written: “Hodges is a refreshing artist; he plays the classics as if they were written yesterday, and what was written yesterday as if it were already a classic.”

Recent highlights were the premiere of the award-winning piano concerto by Simon Steen-Andersen as part of the Donaueschingen Festival in 2014 with François-Xavier Roth and the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, as well as the world premiere of "Variations from the Golden Mountains" (Birtwistle) in London's Wigmore Hall.

Hodges played the world premiere of Elliott Carter's "Dialogues" for piano and orchestra with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the German premiere with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Daniel Barenboim. He also performed the world premiere of Thomas Adès' Piano Concerto "In Seven Days" with the London Sinfonietta followed by further performances with the London Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras.

As a concerto soloist, Nicolas Hodges’ engagements include regular performances with the BBC Symphony, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and Ensembles such as ASKO/Schoenberg Ensemble Amsterdam, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Contrechamps Geneva, International Contemporary Ensemble Chicago and the Remix Ensemble in Porto. In chamber music Nicolas collaborates regularly with the Arditti Quartet, Adrian Brendel, Colin Currie, Ilya Gringolts, Anssi Karttunen, Michael Wendeberg, Carolin Widmann and as a member of the Trio Accanto.