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Alasdair Beatson


The Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson is an active soloist and chamber musician. In 2022, he performed at Wigmore Hall, as a concerto soloist with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, in chamber music with colleagues such as Alina Ibragimova, Steven Isserlis, Viktoria Mullova, and Pieter Wispelwey, and as a member of the Nash Ensemble.

Alasdair is known as an unpretentious musician and fearless programmer. He champions a broad repertoire with his particular areas of interest: Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Schumann, solo and chamber music by Gabriel Fauré, Bartók, and Janáček, concertos by Bach, Bartók, Britten, Fauré, Hindemith, Messiaen, and Mozart, as well as contemporary works, including Thomas Adès’s piano quintet, George Benjamin’s Shadowlines, and Harrison Birtwistle’s Harrison’s Clocks. Future plans include a new piano concerto written for him by Helena Winkelman.

His recent recordings include a solo piano recital, Aus Wien, on Pentatone featuring music by Schumann, Schönberg, Ravel, Korngold, and Schubert, and Schubert works for violin and fortepiano with Viktoria Mullova on Signum. He has also recorded CDs with both solo works and chamber music on BIS, Champs Hill, Chandos, Claves, Evil Penguin, Onyx, Pentatone, and SOMM.

Alasdair teaches solo piano at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is a regular mentor at the London-based Chamber Studio. Between 2012 and 2018, he was the founder and artistic director of Musique à Marsac, and since 2019, he has been the artistic director of the Chamber Music Festival in Ernen, Switzerland.

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