Graeme McNaught studied in Glasgow, Munich and Salzburg before completing his studies with the renowned Italian pianist and teacher Maria Curcio in London. His busy and particularly varied concert career was established by 1986 when he became the unanimous winner of the first ever Scottish Piano Competition, in Glasgow. Since than followed numerous solo recitals as well as concert engagements with all of the country’s orchestras, including the well esteemed “Royal Scottish National Orchestra” ensamble which is frequently touring world-wide with top artists.
His keen interest in the work of living composers and the association with the award-winning Chamber Group of Scotland resulted in performances, broadcasts of new music and many collaborative projects at home and abroad. He has partnered distinguished musicians of lieder and chamber music including Willard White, Lynn Harrell and Ruggiero Ricci with whom he recorded works from Sarasate to Beethoven. He has been a regular guest with such groups as the Hebrides Ensemble, the ever eclectic Mr McFall’s Chamber and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in its various guises.
Commercial recordings range from MacMillan with the SCO for the BIS label to sonatas by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich and with cellist Robert Irvine for for Delphian. Graeme’s teaching career is no less diverse. He has taught in Germany, Switzerland and South Korea and he is a Lecturer in Keyboard Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland since 1990.