WILLIAM HOWARD is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries. His performing life consists of solo recitals, concerto performances, guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists, and regular touring with the Schubert Ensemble of London, Britain’s leading group for piano and strings and winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble. He can be heard on over 30 CDs, released by Chandos, Hyperion, ASV, NMC, Collins Classics, Black Box and Champs Hill. He performs regularly in London at the South Bank, Wigmore Hall and Kings Place and broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 3. He coaches chamber music at the Birmingham Conservatoire and for many years has been invited to perform and teach at the Dartington International Summer School. He is passionate about 19th century piano repertoire, especially Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Fauré. He also has a strong interest in Czech piano music, and has been particularly acclaimed for his performance of Janác?ek, for which he received a medal from the Czech Minister of Culture in 1986.