Subject of intense media coverage following a near-fatal 2001 car accident. His return was considered miraculous.
His performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with the BBC Welsh Symphony won him First Prize at the Newport International Pianoforte Competition when he was only 20.
He performed an annual all-Gershwin concert in Elizabeth II Hall from 1990 until 2005.
His father was a scientist. His mother was a visual artist.
He debuted in London when he was 17 with a concert devoted solely to the works of composer Charles-Valentin Alkan.