Pianist Barry Douglas has been an star of the international classical music world since 1986, when he won the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.
In addition to a busy touring schedule, Douglas also serves as artistic director of Camerata Ireland, a group which brings together musicians from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to celebrate Irish culture.
Douglas rrecently embarked on a monumental recording project with Chandos Records to record the complete works for solo piano of Brahms and Schubert. A new release in that series hits record stores in March 2013. In 2002, Douglas received the Order of the British Empire.
Douglas will perform in Fresno this Sunday afternoon as part of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series, in a concert featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.
He recently spoke with FM89's Joe Moore about his current recording projects and U.S. tour.