The Piano Series of San Francisco Performances' 2017-2018 season invites audiences to join artists in an exploration of vision, invention and re-invention. Perennial SFP favorite Stephen Hough returns with a program of Debussy, Beethoven and Schumann.
Hough is regarded as a renaissance man of his time. Over the course of his career he has distinguished himself as a true polymath, not only securing a reputation as a uniquely insightful concert pianist, but also as a writer and composer. Hough is commended for his mastery of the instrument along with an individual and inquisitive mind which has earned him a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following.
Highlights of Hough's 2016-17 season include re-engagements with the New York Philharmonic and the St. Louis, Atlanta, Seattle, Indianapolis, Oregon, North Carolina, Colorado, Fort Worth, Puerto Rico and Madison symphonies among others; while internationally he returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Iceland and Sao Paulo symphonies, and makes his annual appearance at the Proms in London. Hough has also established himself as a composer and writer.