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Stott, Kathrynlocked

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(b Nelson, Dec 10, 1958). English pianist. She studied first at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Marcel Ciampi and Barbara Kerslake, and later with Kendall Taylor at the RCM and Vlado Perlemuter. She was a finalist in the 1978 Leeds International Piano Competition and the same year made her London début at the Purcell Room. Shortly afterwards she commenced a distinguished series of recordings reflecting her special love of British music, notably by George Lloyd, Ireland, Walton and, above all, Bridge. Stott has also made a speciality of the music of Fauré, and directed a Fauré Festival in her native Lancashire and recorded his complete piano works to critical acclaim. She has appeared widely in Britain, Europe and America, where she formed a musical partnership with the cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Her playing is marked by a vivid sense of immediacy and personal communication....

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