Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

BBC Young Musician result

Posted by Susan Tomes on 14 May 2012 under Concerts, Daily Life, Inspirations  •  6 Comments

Last night my TV recorder failed to record the Final of BBC Young Musician. I had been so looking forward to it and was crushed to find that I couldn’t watch it when I got home from a coaching session. BBC iPlayer tantalised me with ‘Coming Soon’, but didn’t say when. So last night I tried […]




Herald review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 4 May 2012 under Concerts, Reviews, Travel  •  Leave a comment

On Wednesday, Erich Höbarth and I played the final concert in our Mozart Series in Perth Concert Hall. It has been a lot of work, and a lot of travelling (especially for Erich, coming from Vienna each time) but it has been very satisfying. In fact, it has been one of my favourite projects in […]




History coming alive

Posted by Susan Tomes on 1 May 2012 under Concerts, Musings, Travel  •  Leave a comment

When I was in Cuba last week I saw something sweet at a concert. My daughter and I were in the Gran Teatro in Havana to see the graduation show of ballet dancers from the national ballet school, and musicians from the national music school. During the instrumental part of the evening, a young violinist […]




Guardian Open Weekend

Posted by Susan Tomes on 24 March 2012 under Concerts, Daily Life, Inspirations  •  2 Comments

King’s Place, the building behind King’s Cross which houses two concert halls and also the Guardian offices, was heaving today for the first Guardian Open Weekend (see photo). It was great to see the place so full, and full of such interesting-looking people too. I said to Bob, ‘I wish this lot would come to […]




To talk or not to talk

Posted by Susan Tomes on 12 March 2012 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  3 Comments

Our discussion at the Guildhall on Friday, about talking to the audience, turned out to be unexpectedly interesting. It would take too long to report on all the facets of the discussion, but here’s one of them. All the performers agreed that talking to the audience is a fine thing, desirable from many points of view, […]