Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

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 […]




Sunday at Conway Hall

Posted by Susan Tomes on 1 December 2011 under Concerts  •  Leave a comment

I’ve promised to help promote the Conway Hall Sunday Concerts, where I’m playing a recital on Sunday 4 December at 6.30pm. Conway Hall (25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1) is Europe’s longest-running chamber music series, and has been going since 1887. The series has gone through some wobbly patches, partly due to its policy of […]




‘The most dangerous words are whispered’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 27 November 2011 under Concerts, Inspirations  •  4 Comments

To King’s Place to hear the Hungarian piano professor Ferenc Rados teach a public masterclass for several chamber groups. I know lots of people who have had memorable lessons with Ferenc Rados in recent years, though I myself hadn’t seen him since I played to him in Prussia Cove quite a few years ago. Like […]