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Graham Caskie

Graham Caskie’s most recent CD recording, Preludes and Interludes, (Debussy Preludes Book One and Stephen Goss Interludes) received critical acclaim: Caskie is a model of poetic subtlety and discretion... his virtuosity is impeccable, his musicianship in unfaltering taste. You can only marvel at his ease and authority. (GRAMOPHONE); Stunning playing, both technically and interpretively... providing a masterclass in pedalling. (INTERNATIONAL PIANO); Sensitive and evocative performance… an intriguing, impressively realised idea. (THE INDEPENDENT).

A renowned advocate of contemporary music, Graham Caskie's debut CD recording from 1993 comprised works by British composers Michael Tippett, Paul Patterson, John McCabe and Nigel Clarke. Caskie has since had a number of works specially written for him by Matthew King and Stephen Goss. El Mestengo, (a ‘jazz etude’) written in 2008 by Dutch pianist and composer Marcel Baudet, was premiered by Graham Caskie at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam in January 2009 and was recorded by Graham in Holland in 2010.

Recordings in 2010/11 include Brahms, (Klavierstucke op.116, op.117, op.118 and op.119); Debussy, (Preludes, Book Two); and most recently Chopin (E minor Piano Concerto and Sonata for Piano and Cello, with Thomas Carroll), due for release in January 2011. New projects include the formation of a Trio with cellist Thomas Carroll and double bassist Laurence Ungless exploring various forms of improvisation, in collaboration with composer Stephen Goss.