Pianist Peter Longworth has performed in cities around the world, as both a soloist and a chamber musician, and he has collaborated with conductors such as Bramwell Tovey, Edwin Outwater, Eduard Zilberkant, Nikolas Caoile and Joseph Rescigno. What people have really noticed though, is how beautifully he elevates the collective musical experience. Ask his colleagues and they'll say he's an "excellent collaborator" and "fun to play with!" Comments like those come from instrumentalists and singers all over North America and Europe, as well as from his partners in the Duke Piano Trio: violinist Mark Fewer and cellist Thomas Wiebe.
Born in London, England to American parents, Longworth moved around Europe a lot in his early life. He started piano lessons in Brussels and later attended Northwestern University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After a year at the Banff Centre, Longworth arrived in Toronto in 1987 to studio piano at the Royal Conservatory with Marek Jablonski, Marc Durand and Leon Fleisher. Since 1991, Longworth has been on the faculty of the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.
On this edition of This Is My Music, Longworth shares his favourite music and the stories behind his selections.
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Peter Longworth shares his favourite music on This Is My Music.