Matthews, Michael Gough

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Matthews, Michael Gough

Matthews, Michael Gough , English pianist and music educator; b. Wanstead, Essex, July 12, 1931. He studied at the Royal Coll. of Music in London, where he received the Hopkinson Gold Medal (1953), and then took a course at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He subsequently toured as pianist in Europe and the Far East. From 1964 to 1971 he was on the staff of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow; then was prof, of piano at the Royal Coll. of Music (1972–75), where he was vice-director (1978–84) and director (1985–93).

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