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Professor Kenneth Hamilton

02920 874380

Languages spoken: English, German

I am a concert pianist, writer and broadcaster, with specialisms in 19th-20th century music (Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Alkan, Busoni etc), piano performance-practice, and concert practice in general.

About my research

My research centres on the changes in musical performance-style from the late 18th to the 20th centuries with a focus on the piano and its repertoire, and on the works of composers such as Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Alkan and Busoni.

Awards and recognition

Most recent book, "After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance" (Oxford University Press) was a CHOICE "Outstanding Academic Title" in the US, the recipient of an ASRC Certificate of Merit, and a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year.

Membership of professional bodies

  • American Musicological Society

Media and speaking experience

Considerable TV (BBC, Deutsche Welle, Turkish Television, Russian Television) and Radio experience (BBC Radios 3 and 4, BBC World Service, BBC Radio Wales, Radio WQXR New York, Radio 91.4 FM Singapore, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as pianist, presenter, interviewee and panellist.

Author of articles on music and musicians for the New York Times and other newspapers/journals.

* Photo credit Richard Walton


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