• Gordon Back - Pianist & more... © Johnny Vacar

  • Artistic Director of the Menuhin Competition 2002-2022

  • with Jury of the Menuhin Competition in Geneva 2018

  • Jury Chairman of the Vendome Prize Piano Competition - © Johnny Vacar

  • Artistic Director of the Gower Festival - pictured with David Watkin

  • with Menuhin Competition Prize Winners at Davos

  • with Menuhin family and Prize Winner in London 2016

...a superlative, sensitive pianist...The New York Times

Artistic Director of the Menuhin Competition 2002-2022

Artistic Director of the Gower Festival

Chairman of the Vendome Prize piano competition

Artistic Advisor of the Hattori  Foundation

Professor at Guildhall School of Music & Drama

An international teacher and acclaimed recording artist


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4 - 16 July 2023

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14 - 23 May 2021

A Passion for Supporting Young Musicians

In an interview with Laurie Niles of The Violinist, Gordon Back says: "I've played with violinists all my life, really, since the early '70s. I accompanied (Leonidas) Kavakos, when he was a prize-winner (in Indianapolis), then I played concerts in Europe with him when he was in his early 20s. I played with Sarah Chang from the age of nine, and Maxim Vengerov when he won Carl Flesch when he was 16. I accompanied Julia Fischer at the Menuhin Competition when she was 11, when she won first prize. So I came across many great young talents then."

Gordon Back has been the official accompanist for the Carl Flesch Competition in London, the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. He accompanied for the Indianapolis Competition for its first four competitions and of course, for the Menuhin Competition. Read full interview

The image shows Gordon Back, Sarah Chang, age 9, and Yehudi Menuhin

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