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Since making his professional debut in 1986 at the age of 21 under the baton of Sir Alexander
Gibson, Murray McLachlan has consistently received outstanding critical acclaim. Educated at
Chetham’s School of Music and Cambridge University, his mentors included Ronald Stevenson, David
Hartigan, Ryszard Bakst, Peter Katin and Norma Fisher.
His recording career began in 1988 and immediately attracted international attention. Recordings of
contemporary music have won numerous accolades, including full star ratings, as well as ‘rosette’
and ‘key recording’ status in the Penguin Guide to CDs, and ‘Disc of the month’ and ‘Record of the
month ‘in ‘Music on the Web’ and ‘The Herald’. In 2020 he recorded the complete piano works of
Edward Gregson for Naxos and 2019 the Ruth Gipps concerto with the RLPO under Charles Peebles
for SOMM. 2023 saw the release of a five CD box set world Premiere recording cycle of the complete
piano sonatas of Geoffrey Allen (1926-2021).
McLachlan’s repertoire includes over 40 concertos and 25 recital programmes. He has given first
performances of works by many composers and has appeared as soloist with most of the leading UK
orchestras. His recognition has been far-reaching, bringing invitations to perform on all five
McLachlan teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music and at Chetham’s School of Music in
Manchester where he has been Head of Keyboard since 1997. In 2001 he founded the world famous
Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists www.pianosummerschool.com
which is now in its 22 nd season. Billed as ‘The Friendliest Summer School if the World’ it is the largest
event of its kind devoted exclusively to piano and annually attracts over three hundred participants
and an international faculty of over sixty celebrated pianist-teachers

As well as performing and teaching Murray McLachlan is well known internationally for his
numerous articles on Piano technique and repertoire. In particular he has written for International
Piano magazine in a column which is now in its twenty-second year. His three books on technique
‘The Foundations of technique’, ‘Piano Technique in Practice’ and ‘The Psychology of Piano
Technique’ were published by Faber, have been reprinted several times and received wide
international acclaim. In 2013 the University of Dundee awarded Murray McLachlan and honorary
doctorate for services to music and education www.murraymclachlan.com