Michael Dussek

Michael Dussek made his debut in London's Wigmore Hall in 1980, since when he has led a varied career as chamber musician, singer's accompanist and soloist. He was recently described by BBC Music Magazine as 'an outstanding artist'. He has performed at most of the major British Festivals including Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, City of London, Newbury, King's Lynn, Spitalfields and in both the Royal Albert Hall and Victoria and Albert Museum Promenade concert series.

Michael is now an internationally acclaimed recording artist, and he has received consistently outstanding reviews throughout the world. He has recorded for labels such as ASV, BMG, Chandos, Deutsche Grammophon, Dutton, Epoch, EMI, Hyperion and Meridian. His C.D. of Britten's solo piano music was described by Fanfare Magazine as "one of the most magical discs of Britten yet made." His recording of Rubbra's complete solo piano music also received outstanding reviews. This was part of an ongoing series of some 20 CDs of English music which Michael has recorded for the Dutton Epoch label, two of which have been nominated for Gramophone Awards. Most recently he has recorded York Bowen's first Piano Concerto with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley.

As a member of the Dussek Piano Trio, with his wife, cellist Margaret Powell and violinist Gonzalo Acosta he has recorded trios by Arensky (a top recommendation in both Gramophone magazine and International Record Review), Brahms, Bridge, Haydn and Hurlstone. As a member of Endymion he has recorded works by York Bowen, Dohnanyi, Fibich and Rubbra and has collaborated with many of today's major composers including Harrison Birtwistle, Hans Werner Henze, Oliver Knussen, Colin Matthews, Peter Maxwell Davies and John Taverner. He is a member of Primavera, and has performed with the Schubert Ensemble, and the soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the City of London Sinfonia and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, where he has taught piano accompaniment and chamber music since 1988.