Since making his professional debut in 1986 at the age of 21 under the baton of Sir Alexander Gibson, Murray McLachlan has consistently received outstanding critical acclaim. Educated at Chetham’s School of Music and the University of Cambridge, his mentors included Ronald Stevenson, David Hartigan, Ryszard Bakst, Peter Katin and Norma Fisher.
McLachlan’s recording career began in 1988 and immediately attracted international attention. Recordings of contemporary music have won numerous accolades, including full star ratings, as well as rosette and key recording status in The Penguin Guide to classical recordings, and Disc of the Month and Record of the Month in MusicWeb International and The Herald.
In 2019 he recorded Ruth Gipps’ Piano Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Charles Peebles for SOMM Recordings. McLachlan’s repertoire includes over 40 concertos and 25 recital programmes. He has given first performances of works by many composers and has appeared as soloist with most of the leading UK orchestras. His recognition has been far-reaching, bringing invitations to perform on all five continents.
McLachlan teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music, where he has been head of keyboard since 1997. As well as performing and teaching, McLachlan is well-known internationally for his numerous articles on piano technique and repertoire. His books The Foundations of Technique, Piano Technique in Practice and The Psychology of Piano Technique (published by Faber) have been reprinted several times and received wide international acclaim.
For more information, visit www.murraymclachlan.co.uk.