Back from beautiful Switzerland, more inspired and thirsty for discovery than ever before. Thank you Menuhin Festival Gstaad, András Schiff and my wonderful colleagues Roman Rabinovich, Shir Semmel, Olga Jegunova, Adam Golka and Kuok-Wai Lio. Photo from last week’s Geneva International Summer Festival & Academy of Music

Went to the most incredible concert last night- Andras Schiff playing Beethoven op 111 and Diabelli Variations on a 1921 Bechstein, the same piano Backhaus used for most of his recordings pre World War II. A wonderful start of the week! — at Saanen

July 25, 2012

YAY

Awesome rehearsal of Schumann Quintet yesterday with Jack Liebeck, Jamie Walton, Vicky Sayles and Karin Norlen. Back to Switzerland today, this time for Gstaad Festival Academy. Beyond thrilled to be playing to Andras Schiff again, this time Bach Prelude and Fugue and Chopin complete 24 Preludes- can only say ‘yay’!

So proud of my little sister- she’s had an amazing weekend, winning First Prize at the Crystal Star International Singing Competition in Romania AND the Silver Trophy at the Universong International Competition in Tenerife. Go Georgiana Dariescu!!! — with Tolga Gurdil.

Back home safely after a very successful trip to Geneva, concert in the wonderful Les Nouveaux Interpretes series, masterclass with 5 very talented pupils and a well deserved framboise ice cream at the Cafe Perle du Lac, a favourite of mine;-)

After concert in Geneva, had such a wonderful time! Many thanks to all who came! — with Delphine Hensler Steinbruchel and Fred Steinbruchel.

July 18, 2012

Next stop: Geneva

Off to Geneva for concert tomorrow in the wonderful series of Les Nouveaux Interpretes at the Geneva International Festival http://www.lesnouveauxinterpretes.ch/Jeudi_19_juillet.html Looking forward to seeing lovely friends!  

July 11, 2012

Cheltenham Festivals

Wonderful concert last night in Cheltenham Festivals for the The Royal Philharmonic Society Young-Classical Artists-trust Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme. Concert still available on BBCRadio3 iPlayer for another week. Thanks so much for all your support and to all who came!

The PLMS concert from the Cheltenham Festivals will be broadcast live on BBCRadio3 tonight starting 7.30pm. Programme: Philip Higham Schubert Sonata in A minor Arpeggione Kathryn Rudge Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Alexandra Dariescu Chopin Preludes, Op.28, Nos 16-24 Constantin Silvestri Bacchanale Helen Sherman Duparc Au pays ou se fait la guerre Britten Cabaret Songs […]

July 7, 2012

In BBC Music Magazine

Delighted to be featured in BBC Music Magazine this month, interviewed for “Music to my ears”, talking about the latest CDs I’ve been listening to: Martin Roscoe, Alexandru Tomescu, Filip Papa, András Schiff, Muzsikás Folk Ensemble Lara Fabian – Page Officielle