Pianist hits the right note for university honour

Margaret Fingerhut

A British classical pianist, regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists of her generation, is to be awarded with an Honorary Fellowship at a Birmingham City University graduation ceremony next week.

Margaret Fingerhut has enjoyed a successful career spanning nearly 40 years, and has been described as "one of the most radiantly musical of pianists", by 'International Piano' magazine. She has performed in many different countries, and her extensive and eclectic discography has received worldwide critical acclaim and numerous accolades. Her most recent CD was Featured Album of the Week on 'Classic FM'.

Courses at Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham City University

As a concerto soloist she has appeared with all of the UK's major orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performing in major venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican.

Margaret has been a visiting tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire since 2007. She has given masterclasses in the USA, Canada and China as well as in the UK.

On hearing of the award she said:

Margaret will receive her award on Friday 4 September at the Awards Congregation ceremony, held at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, which will celebrate the work and achievements of students graduating from the Faculty of Art, Design and Media.

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