In the first of this year's Piano at Methuen series, pianist Hugh Hinton will play Schubert's Sonata No. 18 in G Major, D'un vieux jardin and D'un jardin clair by Boulanger, and Debussy's Preludes Book 2.
Hailed for his “aristocratic approach to music making” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and called “an exceptionally fine interpreter of contemporary music” (Boston Globe), pianist Hugh Hinton has performed throughout the United States and abroad, as a soloist, chamber musician and View more
In the first of this year’s Piano at Methuen series, pianist Hugh Hinton will play Schubert’s Sonata No. 18 in G Major, D’un vieux jardin and D’un jardin clair by Boulanger, and Debussy’s Preludes Book 2.
Hailed for his “aristocratic approach to music making” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and called “an exceptionally fine interpreter of contemporary music” (Boston Globe), pianist Hugh Hinton has performed throughout the United States and abroad, as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist. He has performed all over the world including: Merkin Hall in New York City, Jordan Hall and Gardner Museum in Boston, the Phillips Collection (Washington, DC) and the Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, FL.) International appearances include Japan, Korea, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, England, Italy, and a tour of the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, and Syria) sponsored by the United States Information Agency. He has appeared with the Phoenix, Honolulu (Hawaii) and New Hampshire Symphonies, and with the Florida Philharmonic, under the batons of conductors JoAnn Falletta, James Sedares, Derrick Inouye and James Bolle. Hinton has appeared at many summer music festivals, including performances at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall, and at the Monadnock Festival in New Hampshire, where he performed Elliott Carter’s Piano Quintet. He frequently performs chamber music with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston Symphony Orchestra Prelude and Community Chamber Concerts, and appears with members of the St. Louis Symphony at the Missouri Chamber Music Festival. Hinton has also performed with the imaginative contemporary music group Core Ensemble since its founding in 1993, including appearances in all 50 US states.
A committed educator, Hinton is Director of Campus Music Activities at Merrimack College (North Andover, MA) and a member of the piano faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. In addition to his piano activities, Hinton is also a choral conductor, organist, and church musician. He directs the choirs at Merrimack College and serves as music director and organist at Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC) in Belmont, MA. He has earned Colleague and Choir Master certifications from the American Guild of Organists, and received the 2021 AGO Choir Master Prize for that year’s top certification score.