Scottish pianist and conductor Murray McLachlan was born in Dundee on 6 January 1965. He has given first performances of music by Beethoven, Martin Butler, Charles Camilleri, Michael Parkin, Ronald Stevenson and Jeremy Thurlow, and has recorded for the Olympia, Linn, Divine Art, Claremont and Redbrook labels. His discography includes music by Chopin, Grieg, Hamish MacCunn and much Russian music.
He is head of keyboard at Chetham's School of Music, a tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music and artistic director of Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists.
A selection of M&V articles about Murray McLachlan
An Uplifting Concert - Malcolm Miller was at the 20th Intercollegiate Beethoven Piano Competition
CD Spotlight. Unpretentious but Satisfying - Piano music by Erik Chisholm, heard by Michael Graubart. '... effortless technique ...'
New Talent - Hannah Yip's Derby Cathedral recital impresses Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. A Spectral Atmosphere - Murray McLachlan plays music by Shostakovich and friends, recommended by Howard Smith. '... an outright triumph for the label and for McLachlan.'
Ensemble. Litmus Tests - Malcolm Miller at the fifteenth BPSE Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition