Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

The inspiration of a fine acoustic

Posted by Susan Tomes on 1 October 2012 under Concerts, Inspirations  •  1 Comment

Here are Erich Höbarth and me rehearsing Mozart at the Wigmore Hall yesterday for our concert last night. Having done all our rehearsals in my small piano room at home, it was thrilling to transfer to the Wigmore stage and to hear the music sail out into the gorgeous acoustics of that lovely hall. I […]

‘Piano’ talk on Radio 3 this Friday

Posted by Susan Tomes on 24 September 2012 under Concerts, Daily Life  •  Leave a comment

Each weekday evening at 10.45pm this week, Radio 3’s ‘The Essay’ slot is presenting a series of talks about the piano. Alastair Sooke, Stuart Isacoff, Wendy Cope and Luke Jerram are all talking about different aspects of the piano, its history, its personality and the influence it’s had. On September 28 I’m giving the last […]

At Prussia Cove

Posted by Susan Tomes on 14 September 2012 under Concerts, Inspirations, Travel  •  1 Comment

I’m down by the sea in Prussia Cove in Cornwall, at the autumn chamber music seminar of the International Musicians’ Seminar, from which I have had an unaccountably long break. I remember thinking I’d have a little rest from it for a year or two. All of a sudden it was about fifteen years later, […]

The Olympics Closing Ceremony

Posted by Susan Tomes on 13 August 2012 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Last night we watched the Olympics closing ceremony, basically a long pop concert with eccentric dance interludes. I assume that the singers couldn’t really hear their support groups or backing tracks in the enormous stadium – at least, I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt, because so few of them sang in tune. Were they miming? I […]

Booking me as a speaker

Posted by Susan Tomes on 28 July 2012 under Concerts, Daily Life  •  Leave a comment

I have joined the roster of speakers represented by the Ed Victor Agency. If you are interested in booking me as a speaker, Visit their Speakers’ Bureau and scroll down the alphabetical list until you come to T. I’ve always enjoyed speaking to concert audiences, and in recent years I’ve  found it satisfying to talk to […]