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‘Talking to the audience’ seminar

Posted by Susan Tomes on 4 March 2012 under Concerts, Musings  •  3 Comments

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Silk St, Barbican, is running a seminar and ’round table discussion’ on Friday 9th March from 5.30-7pm. The topic is ‘Talking to the audience’. It’s part of the ‘Understanding audiences’ series. Is talking to the audience a good thing? Does it help to de-mystify an event which […]


Posted by Susan Tomes on 27 February 2012 under Concerts, Inspirations, Travel  •  2 Comments

On Saturday I played the third of my Mozart Series concerts in Perth Concert Hall with Erich Hobarth. We were both very struck by the quality of the audience’s attention. In any winter season, there are often outbreaks of uncontrolled coughing in the audience, but it seemed as if the entire Perth audience had completely […]

Mozart and the power law

Posted by Susan Tomes on 24 February 2012 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  1 Comment

I’m on my way to Perth in Scotland, for the third of my Mozart Series programmes with violinist Erich Hobarth. We’ll rehearse today, and the concert is on Saturday evening at 7.30pm in Perth Concert Hall. Please come along, Perthshire music-lovers! Mozart popped up on the news pages this week in a surprising context. Daniel […]

A knife in the hand

Posted by Susan Tomes on 22 February 2012 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  4 Comments

It was lucky I didn’t have to play the piano much while I was in Austria, because I have been nursing a small injury to my right hand. It happened back in December when I was playing a solo programme including Ligeti’s ‘Musica Ricercata’. In the second piece, as the composer later revealed, there’s a […]

Graz prizewinners

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 February 2012 under Concerts, Musings, Travel  •  Leave a comment

Here are all the winners of the Graz Competition on stage at their Gala Concert on Thursday evening. Two piano trios, three Lieder partnerships of singer and pianist, and three string quartets (not all of whom are visible in the photo). For details of who won what, here’s the competition website. After listening to all […]