|Birth Day||April 23, 1960|
|Birth Place||Northern Ireland|
|Age||60 YEARS OLD|
He was a student of the piano, cello, clarinet, and organ during his formative years in Belfast.
He was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2002.
He fathered three children.
He became the first non-Russian to win the International Tchaikovsky Competition since Van Cliburn.