Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and is recognised worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. An exclusive Nonesuch artist, Goode is a regular performer in the major recital halls and festivals across Europe and the US and performs as soloist with some of the world’s finest orchestras. In a recent season, The Daily Telegraph said, “There are brilliant young things among pianists, and there are wise old birds, who show their wisdom naturally in everything they do, without grandstanding or elaborate highlighting of details. Richard Goode is one of the latter sort.”
In recital, Goode performs every season at London’s Wigmore Hall and in major music centres across Europe, which in recent seasons has included Paris, Lyon, Verbier, Amsterdam, Budapest, Madrid, Stockholm, amongst others, and he has been a regular performer over the years at the Edinburgh International Festival, Kissinger Sommer and Pianos aux Jacobins in Toulouse. In 2019/20, highlights include his debut with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under Jurowski and an appearance at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad Festival, as well as a recital tour across Italy and a UK festivals tour, finishing with a return to the Oxford Piano Festival in the summer of 2020.
In the US, Goode performs in all the major cities and in 2019/20 appears in recital at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, in New York at Tisch Center for the Arts, in Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, and in Canada in Montreal and Toronto. Goode has performed as soloist with most of the major orchestras across the US and many across Europe; recent highlights included debuts with Oslo Philharmonic and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, and returns to the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and Cleveland Orchestra.
Goode has made more than two dozen recordings over the years, ranging from solo and chamber works to lieder and concertos. His latest recording of the five Beethoven concertos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer was released in 2009 to exceptional critical acclaim, described as “a landmark recording” by the Financial Times and nominated for a Grammy award. His 1993 10-CD set of the complete Beethoven sonatas cycle, the first-ever by an American-born pianist, was