Murray McLachlan, pianist

Photograph of Murray McLachlan (© Murray McLachlan)
© Murray McLachlan

“Murray McLachlan is a pianist with a virtuoso technique and a sure sense of line. His timing and phrasing are impeccable, and his tone — full but unforced in the powerful passages, gentle and restrained in the more lyrical — is a perpetual delight” (BBC Music Magazine)

Murray McLachlan, Chair of EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers’ Association) is Head of Keyboard at Chetham’s School of Music and a Senior Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. McLachlan has made over 40 commercial recordings which have consistently received outstanding reviews and international recognition, including ‘key recording’ and ‘rosette’ status in the Penguin Guide to CDs. His recognition has been far reaching and he has performed on all five continents. At the same time he continues to give numerous concerto and recital appearances all over the United Kingdom. He also serves regularly on juries of international piano competitions.

McLachlan is founder/artistic Director of the Chetham’s International Summer school and festival for Pianists, Europe’s largest summer school devoted exclusively to the piano. In 2007 he founded the Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists, an event which will be presented for the fourth time next year.

McLachlan is also a well-known writer, and has contributed many articles on piano technique and music to magazines in including International Piano and BBC Music Magazine. He is editor of Piano Professional Magazine.

McLachlan’s repertoire includes over 40 concertos and 25 recital programmes. He has appeared as soloist with most of the leading UK orchestras. During 2011 he performed in Spain, U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand and Denmark, and served on international competition juries in Singapore and Rome. International tours in 2012 include performances in Thailand and Poland as well as return appearance in Spain and Denmark.

Further information can be found on the artist’s webpage: