Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

BBC Radio 3 lunchtime concert today

Posted by Susan Tomes on 27 October 2010 under Concerts  •  Leave a comment

Today, 27 October, at 1pm on Radio 3 you can hear the broadcast of a bassoon and piano recital given by Rachel Gough, the excellent principal bassoon of the London Symphony Orchestra, and me. The concert was part of a series at LSO St Luke’s in the City of London, focusing in turn on the principal […]

Pooling information

Posted by Susan Tomes on 25 October 2010 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Yesterday, when I was coaching at King’s Place, we had a tea break between sessions. Some of the younger participants were airing their current dilemmas about fees and conditions. In particular, they were wondering aloud about their situation as young professionals: how willing should they be to do things for very little money, in order […]

Tuesday masterclass at RCM

Posted by Susan Tomes on 17 October 2010 under Concerts, Daily Life  •  2 Comments

On Tuesday morning, 19 October, I’m giving a masterclass in ‘the art of piano chamber music’ in the Recital Hall of the Royal College of Music in South Kensington from 10am-1pm. Tickets are free, but you have to book them via this link or by calling the RCM box office on 020 7591 4314. I’ll be working with […]

In Constable country

Posted by Susan Tomes on 10 October 2010 under Concerts, Daily Life, Florestan Trio  •  Leave a comment

To East Bergholt in Suffolk for a concert with the Florestan Trio. The artist John Constable was born in East Bergholt, and used to walk through the fields to school in Dedham. He later said it was that landscape which inspired him to become a painter. Before the rehearsal, Bob and I walked along that […]

Pianists and writing: what’s the link?

Posted by Susan Tomes on 5 October 2010 under Books, Concerts, Musings  •  4 Comments

In BBC Music magazine, Rebecca Franks muses on why the musicians who write books about their experience of music tend to be pianists. Read her article. It’s a fascinating topic and one I’m often asked about. There are various possibilities: pianists are loners, and so are writers. The composers of great piano music were often people […]