Peter Donohoe was born in Manchester in 1953. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.
Donohoe has performed with all the major London orchestras, as well as orchestras from across the world: the Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonia, Belarusian State Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He has undertaken a UK tour with the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as giving concerts in many South American and European countries, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Russia, and the USA. His highly praised discography includes a recording of Scriabin Piano Sonatas, a disc of Witold Maliszewski’s Piano Concerto in B-flat minor with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates and three discs of Prokofiev piano sonatas.
Donohoe made his twenty-second appearance at the BBC Proms in 2012 and has appeared at many other festivals including the Edinburgh Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron in France, the Ruhr and Schleswig Holstein Festivals. He also performs numerous recitals internationally and continues working with his long standing duo partner Martin Roscoe, as well as collaborations with artists such as Raphael Wallfisch, Elizabeth Watts and Noriko Ogawa.
Donohoe has worked with many of the world’s greatest conductors: Christoph Eschenbach, Neeme Jarvi, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Andrew Davis and Yevgeny Svetlanov.