English pianist Philip Fowke was born in 1950. His primary studies were at the Royal Academy of Music with Gordon Green, a pupil of Egon Petri. After making his London debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1974, Fowke competed in international competitions such as the Sydney International Piano Competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition, and the BBC Piano Competition, where he shared 2nd place (1st place not being awarded). Fowke has appeared in concert with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Charles Groves, Neeme Järvi, Simon Rattle, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Yuri Temirkanov. Fowke has a broad repertoire containing both standard works and numerous compositions by British composers such as Delius, Bliss and Britten. Fowke’s discography consists of recordings of piano concertos, solo works and chamber music along with diverse recording projects such as, “Virtuoso Piano Transcriptions” and “Piano Concertos from the Movies”. His CDs appear on the EMI, CRD, Lyrita, Naxos, Unicorn and Chandos labels. Fowke has held positions at the Royal Academy of Music and the Trinity College of Music. He regularly gives masterclasses worldwide and adjudicates at international competitions.
The Philip Fowke Collection consists of concert programs and articles documenting Fowke’s concert career from 1970-2003.