Last few days in Durban and a few photos of St James on Venice Hotel, which was my home for a week, the church opposite, the harbour, Florida road and the House of Curries, my ‘throne’ and Il Shaka Marine World. Wonderful memories and an exceptional first visit to South Africa.

October 19, 2013

Pay it forward

The most fulfilling feeling is when you give something back to the community in my opinion. So yesterday I volunteered to do some workshops here in Durban and 2 schools jumped at the opportunity. I spent most of the day working with incredibly talented and passionate children from Thomas Moore College and Durban Music School. […]

October 18, 2013

Concert in Durban

A very special concert here in Durban last night, loved working with Arjan Tien & the KZN Philharmonic and thank you massively to everyone who was there! Till next time:-)

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:-)

October 16, 2013

I love South Africa!

Got safely to Durban on an awesome A380- Emirates rock! First day was amazing: after a wee bit of practice went to the poshest place here, the Oyster Box, where of course there was cake, walked around Beverly Hills (as you do…), visited the Moses Mabhida Stadium (yep, World Cup 2010!) and caught up with […]

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 […]