Joanna MacGregor is widely thought of as one of the most innovative and wide-ranging of today’s pianists and divides her time between playing classical, jazz and contemporary music. She has performed in over forty countries, and last year gave recitals and concerto performances in Scandinavia, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia, the United States and the Far East. She has given first performances of many landmark compositions in contemporary music working with, among others, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Pierre Boulez, John Adams and Lou Harrison. She collaborates regularly with jazz artists Django Bates and Andy Sheppard, and in late 2002 gave an acclaimed tour of China with Jin Xing’s Contemporary Dance Theatre performing her own score written for Chinese traditional instruments and computer technology. Joanna MacGregor’s worldwide performances have included appearances with the Rotterdam, Oslo and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Sydney, Berlin and London Symphony Orchestras. In America she has performed with the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. The many eminent conductors with whom she has collaborated include Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle and Michael Tilson Thomas. She made her conducting début in 2002 on an acclaimed tour of the United Kingdom with the Britten Sinfonia. Her own record label, SoundCircus, embraces music from Byrd to Birtwistle, and her recent album ‘Play’ was nominated for a Mercury Music Award, while her orchestral release ‘Neural Circuits’, which includes the music of Nitin Sawhney and Arvo Pärt, has received universal critical acclaim. Joanna MacGregor was appointed Professor of Music at Gresham College in the City of London from 1998–2000, and she has Honorary Fellowships from the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College of Music and the Royal Society of Arts.