Catapulted to international stardom by his 1986 victory at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, Barry Douglas has rivaled the career of a previous non-Russian to win that coveted gold medal, Van Cliburn. Douglas has given recitals throughout the world and performed concertos with many of the world's leading orchestras. Later in his career, he has devoted himself more to conducting as founder and director of Camerata Ireland. Douglas was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on April 23, 1960. In his youth, he studied piano, organ, clarinet, and cello. He later enrolled at the Royal College of Music in London, studying piano with John Barstow. He also studied with Maria Curcio in London and Yevgeny Malinin in Paris. The road to Douglas' victory at the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition contained a few minor bumps: he had won second prize ...
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