23 July 2012
<p> The University of Dundee has awarded pianist, teacher and writer Murray McLachlan the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, for outstanding achievements in music and education.</p> ...
McLachlan has made over 40 commercial CDs in a wide range of repertoire that includes the complete Piano works of Erik Chisholm and all the sonatas of Prokofiev, Myaskovsky and Beethoven. He has performed on all five continents. As Head of Keyboard at Chetham’s school of Music and Senior tutor at the RNCM in Manchester he is one of the UK’s leading teachers. In 2001 McLachlan founded the Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival For Pianists, now the largest summer school in Europe devoted exclusively to the piano.
In 2007 McLachlan founded the Manchester International Concerto competition for Young Pianists, which will be staged for the fourth time in 2013. In addition to performing, teaching and administrative achievements, McLachlan is an acclaimed writer on piano related subjects for various music magazines. He is also editor of ‘Piano Professional’ magazine and Chair of EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers’ Association).
You can read articles by McLachlan in recent issues of Pianist: In Pianist 65 he talks about how to maintain confidence at the keyboard, and in Pianist 66 he discusses how to keep your body, arms and fingers relaxed. Order a back issue today!