My 2015/16 season started on a high note this week – I recorded Emily Howard’s “Mesmerism” with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrew Gourlay for NMC Records, due for release in August next year. Emily wrote this concerto in 2011 and dedicated it to her mother, Stephanie and myself. I gave the world premiere that year and the concerto went to win the British Composer Award in 2012. Recording Mesmerism with the RLPO was a dream come true for both Emily and I and a perfect start of the season!