He has also made over seventy-five commercial recordings. In 1994, an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Music was conferred on him by HRH The Prince of Wales. As pianist he has performed, broadcast and recorded around the world with leading orchestras and conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pierre Boulez, Sir Adrian Boult, Colin Davis, Mariss Jansons, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and Kurt Sanderling. During the fortieth anniversary of Rachmaninov's death he became the first pianist ever to perform the composer's complete solo piano works in concert. The five London recitals, in London's Wigmore Hall, were broadcast in their entirety by the BBC. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Rachmaninov's death Howard Shelley gave many concerts including a recital in the Leipzig Gewandhaus on the death-day itself and a recital at Rachmaninov's villa in Lucerne at the invitation of the composer's grandson. He has given complete cycles of Rachmaninov concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Beethoven concertos with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Mozart concerto series with the London Mozart Players, Camerata Salzburg and the Munich Symphony Orchestra.
Howard Shelley also featured in a documentary of Rachmaninov shown on BBC television. 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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