Sam Armstrong
 
 
a pianist of splendid originality
— the arts desk
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Called "a major new talent" by International Piano after his Wigmore Hall recital debut, English pianist Sam Armstrong brings deeply-felt interpretive power to the solo, chamber music and orchestral repertoire. He has appeared in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall New York, Seoul Arts Center, Singapore Esplanade and the Royal Festival Hall; highlights of recent seasons include invitations back to Wigmore (a solo programme of Schubert, Janacek, and Brahms as well as chamber music concerts), concerts in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and performances of Messiaen's Quatuor pour le fin de temps and Abrahamsen's Schnee with soloists from the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the Sage Gateshead.

Sam has won prizes in the Porto and Brant International Piano Competitions and was a laureat in the Epinal Competition in France. His major teachers were Helen Krizos (Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester) and Richard Goode (Mannes College of Music, New York), and he has worked in masterclasses and private settings with, among others, Leon Fleisher, Murray Perahia, Mitsuko Uchida, and Roger Vignoles.

 
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