Known for his celebrated recordings and collaborations, not to mention his mastery of Beethoven and Mozart.
He attended the Royal College of Music where he won the premier prize after completing his first year.
He debuted as a conductor in 1985 and went on to collaborate with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others.
He married piano partner Hilary Macnamara with whom he fathered two sons.
He honored the 40th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff's death by performing and broadcasting five London recitals that together presented the composer's complete solo piano works.