All the best piano performances from this year's BBC Proms

14 September 2020
By Ellie Palmer
This year's edition of the Proms may have been very different, given Covid-19, but we were still treated to some exceptional piano performances...

Benjamin Grosvenor

Grosvenor was joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Paavo Järvi for a performance of Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto, bookended by Ravel’s neo-Baroque masterpiece Le tombeau de Couperin and Mozart’s titanic Symphony No. 41. 




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Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough was joined by conductor Alpesh Chauhan and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. 



Isata Kanneh-Mason

Isata, who appeared on the cover of issue 110 of Pianist, joined her brother Sheku (cello) for a specially recorded recital of Beethoven, Barber, Bridge and Rachmaninov. 



Mitsuko Uchida

Sir Simon Rattle conducted the London Symphony Orchestra and Pianist 104 cover star Mitsuko Uchida in a programme ranging from Elgar to Adès and Gabrieli to Kurtág. The climax is Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony.