Emeritus Professor Peter Hill leaves shortly for America where he will give lectures and recitals at Yale, Keene College in New Hampshire, and New York University, finishing with a concert at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. Peter's repertoire on this trip includes Messiaen's La Fauvette Passerinette, which Peter discovered two years ago among the composer's sketches and which will be receiving its American premiere. Peter will also be performing Messiaen's magnificent Visions de l'Amen for two pianos, being partnered at Keene College by the brilliant young pianist Matthew Odell and in New York by Marilyn Nonken, one of the leading American exponents of contemporary music and noted for her superb recording of the piano works of Tristan Murail.
Peter's recording of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier is is now referred to by critics alongside classic accounts by Edwin Fischer and András Schiff. Two weeks ago Peter was a guest at the Gramophone Awards where Delphian, for whom Peter recorded the Bach, received the award for recording label of the year.