Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

ECMA in Florence

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 July 2013 under Concerts, Teaching, Travel  •  2 Comments

I’m off to Italy to teach for a week on the European Chamber Music Academy course. ECMA is an unusual organisation which moves around during the year, holding courses at a number of ‘host institutions’ in different parts of Europe. It offers high-level coaching to chamber groups – mainly string quartets and piano trios – […]

My Mozart on ‘Summer CD Review’ this Sat

Posted by Susan Tomes on 9 July 2013 under Concerts  •  Leave a comment

This Saturday, BBC Radio 3’s ‘Summer CD Review’ has selected my Mozart piano and violin sonatas e-album, made with violinist Erich Höbarth, as one of their summer recommendations. You can see Saturday’s playlist for the programme here. The recordings were made live at performances in Perth Concert Hall last season. They’re true ‘live’ recordings and […]

The piano on which John Lennon recorded…

Posted by Susan Tomes on 4 July 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Sad news this week that Steinway Pianos is to be sold to a private equity company. What does this mean for pianists? On the face of it, nothing; it’s just a change of owner for the firm. But a friend writes from New York that the Steinway showroom on Manhattan’s 57th Street is closing down, […]

Glasto musings

Posted by Susan Tomes on 29 June 2013 under Concerts, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Listened to Sir Mick Jagger being interviewed about his upcoming Glastonbury appearance by John Humphrys on the Today programme this morning. John asked Mick what had changed about rock music since he started his career. Mick’s reply ranged over things like lyrics, social comment, attitude, clothes, rebellion, ‘bad boy’-ism, and the relative tameness of some […]

Selling books in Tokyo

Posted by Susan Tomes on 25 June 2013 under Books, Concerts  •  2 Comments

Noriko Ogawa, who translated my book ‘Out of Silence’ into Japanese, has been giving concerts in Japan, from where she sent me this photo of our lovely Japanese editor from the publishing firm Shunjusha. Fumiko-san, our editor, had brought some copies of the Japanese edition to sell after one of Noriko’s concerts in Tokyo, and […]