PETER BRADLEY-FULGONI - Piano
“Were he a less sensitive musician his sheer power might lead him to ride roughshod over the music’s subtleties.”
PIANOFORTE Magazine review - Brahms Paganini Variations (Altamira CD)
CHRISTOPHER LAMBTON, SUNDAY HERALD – Schumann CD
“I have long admired Peter Bradley-Fulgoni’s pianism and this CD more than confirmed his musicianship and technical confidence in one of the repertoire’s most formidable challenges.”
DENBY RICHARDS, MUSICAL OPINION – Rachmaninov Concert no 3
Peter Bradley-Fulgoni made his Wigmore Hall debut after winning the Peter Morrison Prize, a competition organised by the Incorporated Society of Musicians. Subsequent engagements included recitals and concerto performances throughout Europe together with frequent broadcasts in UK, for BBC Radio 3, also in Germany, China and Inner Mongolia and in Poland, where he is a regular visitor. He has visited Lviv, where he gave masterclasses as well as performances and he spent the summer of 2007 in Russia. In 2001 he played at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, London, as part of the Pianists of the World series. Whilst resident in Italy, he was selected by Carlo Maria Guilini and Marcello Abbado to perform in a concert series in Rome. He has a vast solo and concerto repertoire ranging from Bach to Boulez including many obscure gems from the western canon, such as works by Zipoli and Gerhard. Peter Bradley-Fulgoni was invited by the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts to give several recitals, including a birthday tribute, at the apartment of the great Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter, who died in 1997. The visits to Russia also included recitals at the Moscow Conservatory.
Peter Bradley-Fulgoni studied first in England at the Purcell School and then at the Royal College of Music with Kendall Taylor and Phyllis Sellick, where he achieved the top grade for piano performance and a place in the final of the Chappell Piano Prize. Shortly afterwards, he was the outright winner of the Bromsgrove Festival’s International Young Musicians’ Platform. He later undertook postgraduate work with Alexander Kelly at the Royal Academy of Music, and also had the opportunity to take part in Masterclasses with Edith Vogel. On winning awards from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Italian Institute of Culture (London), he undertook further studies in Italy with Bruno Mezzena (a pupil of Michelangeli) and in Moscow with Mikhael Murach. He returned later to study in London with Andrzej Esterhazy (pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus). During this time he won numerous prizes and awards, including the F Neglia International Piano Competition (Italy), and was awarded a “diploma of honour” two years running at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona (Spain). In addition Peter Bradley-Fulgoni is a highly regarded teacher who attracts many talented pianists from around the world to study at Shrewsbury School where he is Head of Keyboard Studies.