April 27, 2014

My journey to Scotland

14 hours of traveling, one concert, amazing audience & welcome in Edinburgh and a wonderful bonding session with my new best friend, Fritzy. I like traveling, actually I love it. It gives me time to think, to dream and to admire what surrounds us. Fritz Wunderlich and Schumann were the perfect companion on my journey […]

Had fun today being filmed around London by aspiring film director Lawrence Elwes, ahead of Pocklington School‘s 500th anniversary next month. Martin, you would have been proud at Southbank Centre

PRESS: Cheerful, delightful, light-hearted – and yes fun, is how the concert programme notes described Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto. It was just that – and in dollops – under the hands of Romanian pianist Alexandria Dariescu when she appeared with Royal Northern Sinfonia, before a capacity audience at Sage Gateshead. From its sprightly opening chords […]

Read more here: http://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/news/education/500th-anniversary-concerts-1-6569444

Candle lit midnight mass at the Greek Orthodox monastery in Tolleshunt Knights. No electricity. Peaceful, divine and an indescribable joy in our hearts.

Today I met Paula Seling and Ovi, who are representing Eurovision Romania next month in Copenhagen. Such lovely and sincere people, a joy to be around them! Many thanks National TV Romania TVR for the interviews, vote for Paula & Ovi “Miracle” for Romania 🙂 with Ovi Jacobsen and Raluca Alecu.

April 13, 2014

“The Bloody Daughter”

Stephanie Argerich‘s film “The Bloody Daughter” at the Birds Eye View Film Festival was astonishing. I’ve met Martha a few times but never knew nor understood the pain behind her glittery eyes. Stephanie’s film is honest, full of curiosity, unanswerable questions and most of all, human. with Stephanie Argerich Blagojevic at Barbican Centre.

Beautiful time in Newcastle with the Royal Northern Sinfonia & Andrew Gourlay. Thank you so much to each and one of you for such a warm welcome & one of the most exciting Shosty 2 ever! Day off tomorrow…phew!

Thrilled to be performing with the Royal Northern Sinfonia & Andrew Gourlay at the Sage Gateshead. Lots of friends in the orchestra, brings back lots of happy memories from my College years.

What a HAPPY week in Finland, missing everyone already! Thank you Kymi Sinfonietta (Kymenlaakson Orkesteri Oy) for such a warm welcome and exciting times, loved it all! Clemens, it’s been a joy Every journey brings new friendships, beautiful music making, lots of laughter and new discoveries- memories which will last a lifetime. Right, time to […]