3 days, 3 concerts. Tonight sees the first collaboration between Alexandru Tomescu and I supporting Fundatia Adept Transilvania. Beautiful programme: Paganini, Chopin, Bartok and the UK premiere of Lipatti and Olah’s Sonatinas for violin and piano. A lot of notes, Lipatti wasn’t kind…but he wrote some extraordinary music!Huge congrats to Champs Hill Records on their […]

July 31, 2013

Day 15

Heard Janine Jansen with the most amazing Bartok Sonata today, followed by my solo concert this afternoon at the Verbier Cinema and then we hit the market. Harold’s is the place we all hang out, eat, talk about all and nothing, and where I write these posts every evening. 5 more days in Verbier heaven, […]

March 26, 2013

Happy birthday, Maestro!

132 years ago Bela Bartok was born in what is now the city of Sannicolau Mare, Romania. If you love his music, read “My Father” by Peter Bartok. Happy birthday, Maestro! Video by lovely TallWall Media

February 22, 2012

Looking forward!

Hugely looking forward to performing Bartok at Carnegie Hall tonight. Little snippet here

February 18, 2012

at Times Square NYC

Last night was wonderful: after a whole day of lessons with Andras Schiff, we had a Bartok Historical Recording Session. Truly inspiring! Walked a bit through New York afterwards, being amazed at Times Square

The musical journey with Andras Schiff at the Professional Training Workshop began today with the most memorable lessons on Bach and Bartok. Lunch with Mr Schiff was fascinating. The evening concluded with my first visit to the Carnegie Hall!