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Jonathan Plowright (born Yorkshire 1959) is a British concert pianist. He was educated at Stonyhurst College, in Lancashire.

Plowright was a gold medallist at The Royal Academy of Music, London, where his professor was Alexander Kelly (pianist). He was also a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore with Julio Esteban.

Plowright won the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Award and the European Piano Competition. His USA debut was at Carnegie Hall in 1984. His UK debut followed in 1985, at Wigmore Hall. Plowright performed worldwide as recitalist, appeared with leading orchestras and ensembles, made many commercial recordings and appeared on radio and TV broadcasts.

He championed neglected music from Polish Romantic composers, Stojowski, Paderewski and Melcer, which he has recorded for Hyperion Records. He made the premiere recording of the collaborative suite Homage to Paderewski.

As of 2012 he was Professor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and Head of Keyboard at the University of Chichester. He offers masterclasses, consultation lessons and prize adjudications.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 28: Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 3 / Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 32 Zygmunt Stojowski; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Jonathan Plowright 1
2006 Bach Piano Transcriptions 6 Johann Sebastian Bach / Walter Rummel; Jonathan Plowright 1
2008 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 44: Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor / Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor Henryk Melcer; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Christoph König, Jonathan Plowright 1
2010 Hommage à Chopin Jonathan Plowright 1
2010 Bach Piano Transcriptions 9: A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen Johann Sebastian Bach; Jonathan Plowright 1
2013 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 59: Żeleński: Concerto in E-flat major, op. 60 / Zarzycki: Concerto in A-flat major, op. 17 / Grande polonaise, op. 7 Władysław Żeleński, Aleksander Zarzycki; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz, Jonathan Plowright 1
2014 Piano Sonata no. 2, op. 2 / Variations, op. 21 no. 1 / Three Intermezzi, op. 117 / Scherzo, op. 4 Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright 1

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