He has made many recordings since then and is currently (2006) recording the five Beethoven piano concertos. He is Artistic Director of the International Piano Festival in Manchester, England and the Clandeboye Festival in Clandeboye. He founded Camerata Ireland in 1998 which has Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Mary McAleese the President of Ireland as Joint Patrons. He had previously won the Bronze Medal at the Van Cliburn Competition in Texas in 1985 and the top prize in the Santander Paloma O'Shea competition in Spain. Barry Douglas increasingly devotes part of his time to conducting the Camerata Ireland orchestra. He has directed cycles of the complete Beethoven Symphonies (in November 2002) and Mozart and Schubert Symphonies and Mozart Concertos in 2000 and 2001. Barry Douglas first studied in Belfast and at 16 had lessons with Felicitas LeWinter, a pupil of Emil von Sauer - a pupil of Liszt.
In London he studyied with John Barstow for four years and then studied privately with Maria Curcio, herself a pupil of Austrian pianist Arthur Schnabel, going on to study with the Russian pianist Yvegeny Malinin in Paris. He attended Methodist College Belfast. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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|Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in C Major Op. 15: Largo|
|Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major Op 19: Molto Allegro|
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