Praised by the New York Times for his "great flair and virtuosity" and the London Times ("a masterly recital"), John Lenehan's performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has regularly appeared with leading British Orchestras and his innovative recital programmes often include film projection and jazz repertoire. In a performing career spanning more than 25 years John Lenehan has also collaborated with many of today's leading instrumentalists and is recognised as one of the leading accompanists and chamber musicians of today. During the past few years he has appeared in major concert halls in Amsterdam, Vienna, Salzburg, New York, Washington, Toronto, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.
John Lenehan has made more than sixty CDs - most recently three discs for Sony of minimalist piano works and John Ireland's piano music (the third volume of a complete edition on Naxos). Other solo recordings include a disc of Erik Satie and a Gramophone award-winning recording for Naxos of Michael Nyman's Piano Concerto with the Ulster Orchestra.
John Lenehan is also active as a composer and has written and arranged for Angelika Kirchschlager, Kennedy, Julian Lloyd Webber, Tasmin Little and Emma Johnson and the King of Thailand. Recent writing projects include "Keynotes" - four books of piano repertoire published by Faber Music each containing a new Lenehan work and collection of original pieces for flute and piano called "Little Gems" which is published by Schotts.
Recent performances have included Mozart and Shostakovitch concerti with the renowned Sinfinia Varsovia at the Evian Festival and Beethoven with the Symphony Orchestra of India in Mumbai.Recordings due for release in 2009 include sonata discs with Emma Johnson (Naxos) and Tasmin Little (BIS).
John Lenehan has earned an international reputation both for his work as solo pianist and with leading chamber music groups of his generation. Together with such well-known musicians as Nigel Kennedy and Julian Lloyd Webber he has appeared in major concert venues around the world and has been a frequent broadcaster and recording artist.
In a performing career spanning more than 25 years he has also collaborated with many other of today's leading instrumentalists and is recognised as one of the foremost accompanists and chamber musicians of today. During the past few years he has appeared in major concert halls in London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Salzburg, New York, Washington, Toronto, Seoul and Tokyo. John Lenehan is also active as a composer and has written and arranged for Kennedy, Julian Lloyd Webber, Tasmin Little, Emma Johnson and Angelika Kirchschlager. Published works include Keynotes, four books of piano repertoire for Faber, each containing a new Lenehan work, and for Schotts a collection of original pieces for flute and piano called Little Gems.
John Lenehan's solo performances have received an extremely enthusiastic response from the critics and, reviewing his London recital of works by the French virtuoso composer Charles Valentin Alkan, The Times remarked "John Lenehan's masterly recital rightly drew gasps and cheers". As a soloist he has made many appearances with British Orchestras and his innovative recital programmes often include film projection and jazz repertoire, and his recitals show a refreshingly wide range of repertoire often including music in a lighter vein.