Stephen Hough starts tweeting

British pianist Stephen Hough is the latest musician to sign up to Twitter. He joins other leading artists including Katherine Jenkins, Sarah Chang and André Rieu.

Stephen Hough at The Gramaphone Awards 2008

‘After some friendly pecking from my blogs editor here at the Telegraph, I have decided to start Twittering or Tweeting’, Hough wrote in his Telegraph blog.

Hough’s numerous fans are now able to read about his piano, practice sessions, travelling (including lost luggage), what book he’s reading and his thoughts on concerts and religion. Hough also tweets to alert readers to new posts on his Telegraph blog, including one on the art of pedalling.

Hough was nominated by The Economist and Intelligent Life as one of 20 living polymaths in October last year. His tweets so far have exemplified his wide interests.

Stephen Hough's Twitter name is houghhough.