Peter Donohoe

Peter Donohoe

Peter Donohoe studied at Chetham’s School of Music for seven years, graduated in music at Leeds University, where he studied composition with Alexander Goehr, and the Royal Northern College of Music, studying piano with Derek Wyndham.

He then went on to study in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod.

His prize-winning performances at the British Liszt Competition in London in 1976, the Bartok-Liszt Piano Competition in Budapest in the same year, and the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1981 helped build a major career in the UK and Europe.

Then his activity in the competitive world culminated in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1982, which shot his name into world-wide prominence.

In June 2011 he returned to Moscow as a jury member for the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition.

He has worked with many of the worlds’ greatest conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Neeme Jarvi, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Andrew Davis and Yevgeny Svetlanov.

He is also a keen chamber musician and performs frequently with the pianist Martin Roscoe.