Gordon Backʼs distinguished career as a pianist has taken him all over the world, performing and recording with artists such as Menuhin, Milstein, Vengerov, Rosand, Suk, Kavakos and the Cleveland Quartet. His recordings include the Bach-Schumann Sonatas and Partitas with Jean-Jacques Kantorow, which received a French Grand Prix du Disque, the Schubert Arpeggione and Rachmaninov Sonatas with cellist Daniel Lee, for Decca, and a series of recordings with clarinettist Emma Johnson. Gordon Back was one of the youngest ever professors to join the faculty of the Guildhall School of Music (London) in 1974. He gives regular masterclasses as guest professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute and the Royal Northern College of Music. In the summer he teaches in Courchevel, France and Valdres, Norway. He is a jury member at many international competitions and artistic advisor of the Hattori Foundation. Gordon Back is artistic director of the Menuhin International Violin Competition held in Cardiff 2008, Oslo 2010, Beijing 2012 and Austin, Texas in 2014.