Specialist Advice in Education and Culture
Colin Stone is a Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and an internationally acclaimed pianist. Colin first came to prominence in 1986 when he won the Royal Over-Seas League Piano Competition in London. In 1989 he made his debut as a soloist on BBC Radio 3 and, following the success of his live Concert Hall broadcast in 1990 and the subsequent Prokofiev series, is regularly invited to record for Radio 3.
Colin’s first solo CD, of transcriptions by Prokofiev of his own theatre music, was released in 1994 on the United label and has been followed by a number of CDs for different labels including Olympia, Chandos and Merlin Classics. His discography is extensive, ranging from recordings of live performances taken from his Beethoven cycle to premiere recordings of contemporary music.
He has recently performed the entire 24 Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich to great acclaim in London, at an event specially introduced by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Colin appeared in the documentary ‘The Unknown Shostakovich’ (with Boris Tishchenko, Maxim Shostakovich and Rustem Hayroudinoff) written and produced by Lewis Owens.