Pianist Stephen Hough to make Lied Center debut Dec. 1

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Pianist Stephen Hough to make Lied Center debut Dec. 1

Stephen Hough will perform Dec. 1 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts as part of the 2015-16 Piano Series.
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Stephen Hough will perform Dec. 1 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts as part of the 2015-16 Piano Series.

The Lied Center for Performing Arts’ piano series continues with a 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 recital by Britain’s Stephen Hough. The repertoire will include pieces by Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt.

Hough is regarded as a Renaissance man of his time. Over the course of his career, he has secured a reputation as an insightful concert pianist as well as a writer and composer. He is commended for his mastery of the instrument along with an inquisitive mind, which has earned him a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following.

In 2001, Hough was the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He was awarded Northwestern University’s 2008 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano, won the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award, and in January 2014 was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in the New Year’s Honors List. He has appeared with most of the major European and American orchestras and plays recitals regularly in major halls and concert series around the world.

Tickets are available at http://liedcenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office at 12th and Q streets. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

The Lied Center’s 2015-16 Piano Series will also include performances by Yuja Wang with the Russian National Orchestra (Feb. 27) and Garrick Ohlsson (April 6).

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