May 19, 2014

Transylvania Festival

Photos from the second day of “Transylvania Festival” with Alexandru Tomescu at Fundatia Adept Transilvania in London where we gave the UK premieres of Dinu Lipatti’s and Tiberiu Olah’s Sonatinas for violin and piano. Happy times 🙂 with Alexandru Tomescu and Razvan Danaila.

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 […]

Last night was a bit different from my normal Sunday nights…I met Dame Vivienne Westwood and wore one of her dresses (NOT the red one..!), met Carl Davis, performed with the brilliant Fernando Montano, Jiafeng Chen and Misha Nemtsov and enjoyed Fernando Montano’s world premier of ‘Narcissus’. Lovely seeing Justina Gringyte, Johanna Zuleta, Yasmine Naghdi […]

Awesome meeting and first play through of “uncertain light” by young British composer Aled Smith, who astonished me with incredible attention to detail, focus and passion for his music. Can’t wait to give the world premiere at the Royal Fes>tival Hall this Saturday, part of the Royal Philharmonic Society‘s bicentenary celebrations. 6pm pre concert talk […]

May 22, 2012

See you there!

Looking forward to giving the UK premiere of Dinu Lipatti’s Concertino in Classical Style with Orchestra of St Paul’s and conductor Ben Palmer at LSO St Luke’s this Saturday 26th May. Programme also includes Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto, Bartok Romanian Folk Dances and Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. Very grateful to the Romanian Cultural Institute in London […]

September 30, 2011

Financial Times again!

Second mention in the Financial Times this month- not too bad! This one is on Emily Howard’s new concerto written for me called Mesmerism, which we will premiere next week with Liverpool Mozart Orchestra and Mark Heron. Very exciting!