September 6, 2015

In Touch world premiere

July had a very special event in store – I gave the world premiere of Danyal Dhondy’s new piano concerto commissioned by the Leeds International Piano Competition in front of 3000 people on the opening night of Teach First annual conference.

“In Touch” is everything about communication- from ringtones, modem sounds and morse codes to “twittering” in the last movement. Watch a little interview with Danyal Dhondy and I about the piece https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VueuAUWWJGk.

It was a huge privilege to collaborate with the National Orchestra for All and Marianna Hay in this education project- NOFA champions “music without boundaries” and brings together hundreds of children between 11-18 regardless of their musical ability, ability to pay, specific need or disability. To watch the video of the live performance of In Touch please click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWNaIXGQFwg. Hope you enjoy it!