Ian played concertos with the Royal Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Opera North, Sinfonia Viva and the Manchester Concert Orchestra.

Ian Buckle maintains a varied performing career working as soloist, accompanist, chamber musician and orchestral pianist. He enjoys especially strong relationships with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the John Wilson Orchestra, and has appeared with both as soloist on numerous occasions.

He has also played concertos with the Royal Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Opera North, Sinfonia Viva and the Manchester Concert Orchestra. Committed to contemporary music, he has been the pianist in Ensemble 10/10 since the group’s inception, premiering many new works in concerts nationwide including at Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3.

He frequently collaborates with former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion in giving recitals of piano music and poetry, recent programmes including Shropshire and Other Lads, a celebration of A. E. Housman; Anthem for Doomed Youth, a commemoration of World War One; and Philip Larkin’s England. Ian is the director and pianist of Pixels Ensemble, a collective of chamber music players with a shared passion for performing the finest repertoire, from the classical period to the present day [pixelsensemble.org].

He teaches at the Universities of Leeds and Liverpool, and is an examiner with ABRSM. Current CD releases include transcriptions for cello and piano with Jonathan Aasgaard, a recital of new works for clarinet and piano with former BBC Young Musician winner Mark Simpson and a disc of English music with clarinettist Nicholas Cox.

A recording of Gershwin’s New York Rhapsody with the John Wilson Orchestra live from the Royal Albert Hall is available on iTunes, and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals featuring Ian alongside his duo partner Richard Casey with Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO was recently released on Warner.

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