Classical PianistPianist William Cuthbertson, who was born and brought up in England, has lived in Waldkirch, Baden Wurtenburg, in Germany’s Black Forest, for many years. He plays an active part in local cultural activities, both as performer and organiser.
As a child, Cuthbertson won many musical prizes in his home county of Kent as a pupil of Bernard King at Sevenoaks School, with additional lessons with Vivian Langrish.
He studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Ruth Harte and Gordon Green. He then continued his studies at the Akadamia Muzyczna, Krakow, Poland on a Polish Government scholarship, studying with Ludwik Stefanski, and has continued to specialise in playing the works of Chopin.
A very significant person in William Cuthbertson’s life was the renowned London-based German pianist, composer and pedagogue, Peter Feuchtwanger. William Cuthbertson organised annual international Master Class with Peter Feuchtwanger in Waldkirch, and since his recent death, continues to do so - click here for details.
William Cuthbertson has performed at concerts in Russia, Germany, Holland, Poland, Denmark, Norway, England, Scotland, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America. He will also be serving on the jury of the Thailand 4th International Chopin Competition in 2017.
Cuthbertson is also co-organiser of Waldkircher Kulturwochen (Arts Festival) and is a founding member of the local Community Cinema, where he regularly accompanies silent films with free improvisation. He also performs for the Klappe 11 festival.
The Badische Zeitung (4/03/2010 ) wrote:
"Cuthbertson's playing attests to the highest technical skill and virtuosic brilliance and his interpretation is thereby absolutely free and rich in nuances. A mastery of musical expression, which is probably only possible through a lifelong preoccupation with Chopin. His stupendous technique allows him to conquer technical hurdles with casual elegance"(Fränkische Landeszeitung ).