Particularly renowned for his interpretations of the piano music of Debussy, Ravel, Brahms and Schubert, Graham Caskie is also a keen advocate of contemporary music; his first CD recording in 1993 for the Metier label included the Tippett Third Sonata, a work which he had previously studied with the composer. Current chamber music partnerships include a duo with cellist Thomas Carroll, introducing into their programmes new works specially written for them by Stephen Goss; the Orpheus Foundation has commissioned Stephen Goss to write a Concerto for Piano, Cello, Saxaphone and Double Bass) which will be premiered this July in London at Cadogan Hall. Several of Graham Caskie’s recitals last year celebrated the piano music of Debussy, including performing both Books of Preludes; this year he turns his attention to the piano music of Brahms, in particular the late pieces, op.116, op.117, op.118 and op.119.
Graham Caskie was born in Darlington in 1967, and studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Music under Frank Wibaut, Hamish Milne and Alexander Kelly. Graham currently teaches at The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Chetham’s School of Music.