December 30, 2011

Concert at Barbican

So happy after concert with RPO at Barbican. Concert sold out!!

December 29, 2011

Beethoven Emperor Concerto

200 years, one month and one day ago (28 Nov 1811) Beethoven’s beloved Emperor Concerto had it’s premiere in Leipzig. The piece was enthusiastically received by the audience and the review in the Allgemeine Zeitung described it as” undoubtedly one of the most original, imaginative, effective but also the most difficult of all existing concertos.” […]

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas, peace and love! May the joy of this special holiday reach everywhere! Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2011

Lovely afternoon

Spent a lovely afternoon in the Barbican Hall, choosing the piano I’ll be using for the Emperor concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on 29 Dec. How very exciting!

December 20, 2011

Lovely blog from Exeter

http://classicaljourneyphonic.blogspot.com/2011/12/exeter-music-group-symphony-orchestra.html

December 19, 2011

Perfect Sunday!

Awesome lesson with Imogen Cooper on Emperor today, now writing Christmas cards, mulled wine and listening to Michael Buble’s Christmas album.

December 15, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

I might be going to Damascus in Syria in January for a week of concerts and workshops, all depending on the political situation..

December 15, 2011

Exciting finish to 2011

2 weeks today I’ll be playing Beethoven’s beloved Emperor Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Christopher Warren Green at the Barbican Hall. What better way to finish the year..Party afterwards! https://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=12596

December 13, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Just been invited to open the 2012 season at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and another Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert with Grieg concerto in Lincoln. That’s my 4th RPO concert in 6 months:-)

December 12, 2011

Happy Monday everyone

Double surprise this morning: passport returned with USA Visa for 10 years (!!!) and special delivery from Carnegie Hall at Andras Schiff’s request: beautiful leather covered copy of “My Father” by Peter Bartok. Cannot wait for Feb in New York!