Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

Not showing off

Posted by Susan Tomes on 24 January 2012 under Concerts, Inspirations, Musings  •  3 Comments

Went to a lovely concert given by a group of distinguished European string players in memory of the Hungarian violinist Sandor Vegh, whose centenary falls this year. Sandor Vegh founded the International Musicians’ Seminars in Prussia Cove, an inspiration to many of today’s leading players. At the concert there were two different string quartet groups, […]




Perth Advertiser review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 December 2011 under Concerts, Reviews, Travel  •  Leave a comment

I’ve only found one review of my concert last week in Perth with Erich Höbarth, but it’s a lovely one, so I thought I would give the link.  Once again we were so grateful to the several people who travelled long distances to be there. ‘In this second of the series, the supreme level of […]




Cheese scones

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 December 2011 under Concerts, Daily Life  •  1 Comment

I’m off to Scotland for the second concert in my Mozart Series with Erich Hobarth. While I’m there, I’m hoping to visit the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery which has been closed for the past two years. It opened again in Edinburgh on December 1. The Portrait Gallery is in a most attractive old building and […]




Herald interview

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 December 2011 under Concerts, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Today there’s an interview with me by Kate Molleson in the Herald, one of Scotland’s leading newspapers. The interview was triggered by the interest in my Mozart Series with violinist Erich Höbarth in Perth Concert Hall. The next concert in the series is on December 14 at 7.30pm. You can read the Herald interview here.




Coping with unkind remarks

Posted by Susan Tomes on 4 December 2011 under Concerts, Musings  •  4 Comments

Since I wrote about attending a masterclass the other day, several people have told me about their own bruising experiences with ‘masters’ who specialised in devastating criticism. Years after the event they could still recall the words with searing clarity: ‘Shall I ask you to try again, or is there no point?’ ‘You line the […]