October 17, 2013

Rehearsal in Durban

Great rehearsal of Beethoven 4 with Arjan Tien and Kwazulu Natal Philharmonic this morning in the magnificent Durban City Hall, concert this evening. Last night had dinner with lovely friends. Laughter, amazing food and brilliant company. Looking forward to tonight, it’s gonna be fun! Yep, I’ve got a new dress:-)

July 27, 2013

Day 11

Lesson with Bashkirov on Beethoven op 10 no 2. Let’s say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…I was gonna promote him to the B dude title but it’s not happening this time. Lunch was delicious, wonderfully prepared by the lovely Peggy S Czyzak-Dannenbaum, with Florian Leonhard and Gabor Takacs-nagy. We spent a gorgeous afternoon […]

July 23, 2013

Day 6

Well this is what an exciting day looks like- went for a walk with the Academy in Mont Fort, witnesses an alphorns class, did a pre concert talk with Rebecca Schmid from Musical America on Beethoven Piano Concertos 1, 4 & 5 before in credible concerts with David Kadouch, Adam Laloum, Louis Schwizgebel, Denis Kozhukhin, […]

March 21, 2013

Exciting day with RPO

Great rehearsal with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the fab G Live, Guildford ahead of concert this evening. My first outing of Beethoven 4, but not before a pre concert talk with Barry Wordsworth. Excited!

March 18, 2013

Beethoven 4

Had the most incredible lesson with András Schiff on Beethoven 4 today. Simply no words to describe his genius. Concert with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth on Thursday at G Live, Guildford promoted by IMG Artists. Can’t wait! https://glive.co.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=A1B118D5-E159-4A00-A5FE-F5386F99D951

March 12, 2013

Interview by RPO

Spent a lovely afternoon at Cadogan Hall being interviewed/ filmed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ahead of my Beethoven 4, Tchaikovsky 1 and Beethoven 5 with them. Can’t wait to see the film:-) – with Chris Evans.

November 24, 2012

Back in Yorkshire

Working hard this Saturday morning, after a 6am start from London, here I am back in beautiful Yorkshire, playing Beethoven’s Emperor this eve with York Symphony Orchestra at Jack Lyons Hall. Time for a big lunch! — at The University of York

November 7, 2012

A special day

Truly special morning celebrating the start of the Royal Philharmonic Society Bicentenary season. Fascinating to hear Alfred Brendel talking about ” Artists never tire of learning and musicians never tire of listening”. Below is a wonderful film about “My RPS”, directed by T W Hutchinson and produced by Laura Garnons Williams, where I’m featured from […]

October 11, 2012

See you at the LSE!

Opening the season at the LSE in the beautiful Shaw Library today at 1.05pm. Programme: Beethoven sonata op 10 no 2 and Chopin 24 Preludes op 28. Look forward to seeing you there! https://www.facebook.com/lseps/photos/a.431119798346.208389.6127898346/10151122829553347/?type=1

December 29, 2011

Beethoven Emperor Concerto

200 years, one month and one day ago (28 Nov 1811) Beethoven’s beloved Emperor Concerto had it’s premiere in Leipzig. The piece was enthusiastically received by the audience and the review in the Allgemeine Zeitung described it as” undoubtedly one of the most original, imaginative, effective but also the most difficult of all existing concertos.” […]