The Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme was established by the The Royal Philharmonic Society and Young-Classical Artists-trust in memory of the great British tenor Philip Langridge and pairs the UK’s finest young performers with leading musicians. I am delighted to see the new website live before our celebration concert tomorrow at Cheltenham Festivals. http://www.langridgeartists.org/

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 […]

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 […]

September 5, 2013

Exciting Day!

Well today was quite an exciting day: got my Visa for South Africa cos oh ya, going to SA next month! And for the first time ever, I was on a jury to select the new commission for the Royal Philharmonic Society with T W Hutchinson and Professor Robert Saxton. Congrats to all composers who […]

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, […]

So proud of my friend Melanie Spanswick on her book launch “So you want to play the piano?”. Here is a little interview we did a few months ago at Steinway Hall talking about my upbringing, influences, Young-Classical Artists-trust, Royal Philharmonic Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and debut […]

January 25, 2013

Off to Germany!

After a glorious evening celebrating Royal Philharmonic Society 200th birthday last night at Southbank Centre live on BBC Radio 3, going to Germany today for 3 performances of Tchaikovsky 1 at Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin and 2 projects with Rhapsody in School. This is where home will be for a week- super excited! at Heathrow Airport

Happy 200 dearest Royal Philharmonic Society! Thank you for changing so many people’s lives, including mine:-) See you this evening for bubbly, a huge toast in your honour and…music! x http://langridgeartists.org/index.php/pages/mentoring/Dariescu_Cooper

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 30, 2012

Awesome times:-)

Had a fantastic time in Cardiff last night with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBCRadio3 , 小川 OGAWA典子 NORIKO and Thomas Yu. Here I am being interviewed by Petroc Trelawny just before we played, talking about the Royal Philharmonic Society / Young-Classical Artists-trust Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme with Imogen Cooper and my time with Andras […]