Murray Perahia, piano
In advance of Murray Perahia’s 2015 appearance at SMF, crowds lined the block outside of Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square in anticipation of the celebrated pianist’s debut recital in Savannah. In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra. He is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, with whom he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia. Perahia is also an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, and he holds honorary doctorates from The Juilliard School, The University of Oxford, the Royal College of Music, The University of Leeds and Duke University.