- Department(s): Keyboard
- Specialism(s): Piano
Graham Caskie joined the staff at Chetham’s in 2010. He also currently teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
In 2012 Graham Caskie will release a new CD recording comprising the Chopin E minor Concerto with the Badke String Quartet and the Chopin Cello Sonata with Thomas Carroll. This recording will be available on the Cadenza label. Particularly renowned for his interpretations of the piano music of Debussy, Ravel, Brahms and Schubert, Graham Caskie is also a keen advocate of contemporary music; his first CD recording in 1993 included the Tippett Third Sonata, a work which he had previously studied with the composer. Caskie has since had several works specially written for him by Matthew King, Stephen Goss and now, in preparation for 2012, a new work by John Cooney. El Mestengo, written in 2008 by Dutch pianist and composer Marcel Baudet, was premiered by Graham Caskie at the Bimhuis and recorded in Holland in 2010.
"Caskie is a model of poetic subtlety and discretion... his virtuosity is impeccable, his musicianship in unfaltering taste. You can only marvel at his ease and authority" Gramophone Magazine.
Future projects include a new collaborative project with artist Brian Dunce, this time exploring Debussy’s Estampes; solo recitals focus on works by Schubert, Brahms, Debussy and Ravel; and chamber music partnerships include a duo with cellist Thomas Carroll, introducing into their programmes new works specially written for them by Stephen Goss. Graham Caskie was born in Darlington in 1967, and studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Music under Frank Wibaut, Hamish Milne and Alexander Kelly.