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HOWARD
SHELLEY
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CHAN 10695M
Beethoven
Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra
CHAN 10509
Schumann/ Grieg/ Saint-Saens
Piano Concertos
CHAN 10415
Hummel
Ballet Suites/ Twelve Waltzes and Coda
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BIOGRAPHY

As a pianist, conductor, and recording artist, Howard Shelley has enjoyed a distinguished career since his highly acclaimed London debut in 1971, performing each season with renowned orchestras at major venues around the world. Much of his current work is in the combined role of conductor and soloist. He has been closely associated with the music of Rachmaninoff and has performed and recorded complete and award-winning cycles of that composer’s solo piano works, concertos, and songs. He has made more than one hundred commercial recordings, all of which have won outstanding reviews. He has appeared in several television documentaries, including Mother Goose, a documentary on Ravel which won a Gold Medal at the New York Festivals Awards. As a conductor he has worked with all the major London orchestras and many other orchestras in the UK and abroad, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, City of Mexico Philharmonic, Munich Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, West Australian Symphony, and Tasmanian Symphony orchestras. His long association with the London Mozart Players has included a substantial period as the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor. In 1994 HRH The Prince of Wales conferred on Howard Shelley an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Music, and in the 2009 New Year Honours he was awarded an OBE for services to classical music.

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CHAN 10263
Casadesus
Symphonies Nos 1, 5 & 7

Howard Shelley as conductor proves the most compelling advocate, drawing warm, committed performances from his players....
CHAN 10283
Smith
Symphony in A minor/ Andante for Clarinet and Orchestra/ Symphony in C minor

"Alice Mary Smith was the first British woman to have composed a symp...

CHAN 10415
Hummel
Ballet Suites/ Twelve Waltzes and Coda

For the most part the music as pastoral and engaging, with plenty of opportunities for sol orchestral contribution...
CHAN 10509
Schumann/ Grieg/ Saint-Saens
Piano Concertos

"... a musically satifying performance of these three warhorses."...

CHAN 10695
Beethoven
Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra

“...Here is all of the great Ludwig’s music for piano and orchestra played and conducted by one o...

CHAN 2025
Mendelssohn
Hebrides/ Piano Concerto etc.

Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto is an entirely delightful and comparatively well-kept secret, conceived in the comp...
CHAN 9893
Reinecke
Symphonies Nos 2 & 3

'Howard Shelley as conductor proves the most compelling advocate, drawing warm, committed performances from his players.'...
CHAN 9925
Hummel
Mandolin Concerto

'..there is much to enjoy in this ornate, urbanely crafted music. And it receives eloquent advocacy from Howard Shelley.'...