Margaret Fingerhut is a renowned pianist with a distinguished career that has taken her all over the world.
Known for her "consummate skill and thrilling conviction," she is particularly admired for her innovative recital programs that explore the diverse range of piano repertoire.
As a concerto soloist, she has performed with many leading orchestras in major venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and the Barbican.
Margaret is also a prolific recording artist, with a discography on the Chandos label that has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades. She has a particular interest in exploring lesser-known repertoire and has made several pioneering recordings of 19th century Russian and early 20th century French piano music, as well as works by British composers such as Bax, Berkeley, Bloch, Dukas, Falla, Grieg, Howells, Leighton, Novák, Stanford, and Suk.
Margaret is also an avid champion of contemporary composers and has given first performances of works by Tony Bridgewater, James Francis Brown, Peter Copley, Clive Jenkins, Roxanna Panufnik, and Paul Spicer.
In addition to her performing career, Margaret is a dedicated teacher and has held a visiting post at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 2015. She has given masterclasses around the world and is a regular guest at international summer schools.
In 2019, Margaret embarked on a major recital tour to raise money for refugees and asylum seekers, performing a program called "Far from the Home I Love" at 32 venues across the UK and raising a total of £88,000. In recognition of her work, she was presented with a "Champion of Sanctuary" award by City of Sanctuary UK.