JOHN LENEHAN (b 1958 )
In a career of unusual diversity, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have met with universal acclaim. As a soloist he has appeared with leading orchestras at home and abroad, in 2010/11 making his début with both the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Philharmonic Hall. His repertoire is extensive, championing such composers as Alkan, Ireland and Glass, and his innovative recital programmes often include film projection and jazz repertoire. His extensive discography includes music from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. For Naxos he has recorded a Gramophone award-winning recording of Michael Nyman’s Piano Concerto (8.554168) and recently completed his complete survey of the piano music of John Ireland (on four CDs, three of which, 8.553700, 8.553889 and 8.570461, have been released to date). John Lenehan is also active as a composer and has written and arranged for Nigel Kennedy, Julian Lloyd Webber, Tasmin Little and Emma Johnson, and all artists he has performed with regularly in concert halls throughout the world.