A bit of Chopin, nice conversation, a bit of pampering and a painful sprained ankle…  with Radu Tutulan at Steinway & Sons Romania.

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 […]

Very humbled to get some incredibly wonderful press about my Chopin & Dutilleux CD this week. The Scotsman picked it as “the most memorable, in a sterling performance by Alexandra Dariescu” in their Best Albums of 2013 in the Critics’ choice today, Norman Lebrecht mentions it in the his most important list of 2013 “A […]

Had a lovely time on BBC Radio 3 this afternoon. Talked to Suzy Klein about Friday’s events and tinkled the ivories with a bit of Dutilleux and Chopin. Showed her a photo of my frock for Friday’s concert and she says “Oh yes!”. So we’re ready to rock the stage:-) at Broadcasting House

Amazing night at the The Dorchester last night for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. Congrats to all winners, hugely inspired by the work of the Honorary Life Members! So chuffed to see the pre- release of my new disc in the goody bags;-) Thank you Champs Hill Records, Matthew Bennett, Dave Rowell, Alexander Van Ingen, […]

May 14, 2013

On Chopin Preludes

Beyond excited about my new CD on Champs Hill Records with complete Chopin and Dutilleux Preludes coming out in June. Here is a little “Raindrop”, more coming soon. Thank you Matthew Bennett and Dave Rowell, can’t wait for Vol. 2 & 3!

March 6, 2013

Recording in progress

Spent the most wonderful few days at Champs Hill, recording Chopin and Dutilleux complete preludes. Incredibly excited to announce this is my first CD in a series of complete preludes of different composers on Champs Hill Records. Incredibly grateful to all involved!!

February 22, 2013

Chopin and Dutilleux preludes

First concert with complete Chopin and Dutilleux preludes tonight. Such a lovely time in the beautiful house of Bob and Elisabeth Boas. Oh…and new dress also;-)

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

September 18, 2012

Happy Tuesday!

Just been asked to play live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune with Sean Rafferty this afternoon. Scarlatti and Chopin from 4.30 ish, a little chat about opening the season at The Bridgewater Hall next week and back to the piano with Silvestri after the 5pm news. Isn’t this a Happy Tuesday? :-))