To all of you lovely people who have asked me when I’m next playing in Romania… 25 October at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest at the invitation of Fundatia Principesa Margareta a Romaniei, celebrating the birthday of King Michael I of Romania Regele Mihai I together with conductor Tiberiu Soare and the “Tinere Sperante” Youth […]

October 4, 2013

Highlight of the day

Still buzzing from last night’s concert. The highlight of the day was a 7 year old asking me where do I get my inspiration from as he was going through a dry spell himself… Adorable! Most of the students in this photo played in the masterclass and stayed for the whole concert. They were my […]

Had the best time teaching 8 students this afternoon in a four hour masterclass at Queen’s College. Astonishing to see so much talent, dedication and passion- loved every second of it! Now a strong cuppa tea and full length recital this eve…! at Queen’s College, Taunton

July 28, 2013

Day 12

Beautiful Sunday here in Verbier: we started masterclasses with Ferenc Rados, went to Daniil Trifonov’s recital, rehearsed the Faure Piano quartet and had our Media Coaching Session with theatre director Tim Carroll. Well this was brilliant: each of us interviewed and was interviewed, all filmed on Medici Arts TV. We watched it afterwards and made […]

July 26, 2013

Day 10

Half way through the Festival Academy. Masterclass with Gabor Takacs-nagy on Faure 2nd mvmt of Piano quartet- complete bliss! He created a Parisian atmosphere and said the audience is the mirror of the performer. Beautiful way of communicating and inspiring us. Then Media Training Coaching with theatre director Tim Carroll who talked about charisma, one’s […]

July 24, 2013

Day 8

First lesson on Shostakovich concerto 2 with Bashkirov went better than I could have ever imagined. The B Man even said Bravo twice so I’m on cloud 9… Then Career Development talk with Susan Wadsworth from YCA New York, Pierig Escher from Interclassics Zurich and Kathryn Enticott IMG London. Interesting stuff about crowd funding, which […]

September 29, 2011

Brilliant masterclass

Just done a public masterclass for 4 brilliant pupils at Queen’s College in Somerset, Taunton. Such enthusiastic audience, really enjoyed it! Preparing for concert this eve at @Quarz Festival.