Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

Mozart e-album goes live

Posted by Susan Tomes on 1 May 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life  •  2 Comments

My e-album of Mozart Sonatas for piano and violin, made with the wonderful Erich Höbarth, goes live today. You can buy it from CD Baby, and also from iTunes, Amazon, and lots of other download sites like Google Music Store, Shazam, Nokia, Rhapsody and MediaNet. You can hear a sample on YouTube and see some [...]

Cobbett Medal presentation

Posted by Susan Tomes on 12 April 2013 under Concerts, Musings  •  1 Comment

Here I am in Stationers’ Hall, one of the beautiful old Guild Halls in the City of London, on the evening of the Cobbett Medal presentation. It was a slightly dreamlike experience, to be ushered into a solemn and formal room in which the ‘Court’ of the Worshipful Company of Musicians was gathered, each person [...]

Billy Mayerl and the Savoy Hotel

Posted by Susan Tomes on 9 April 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life, Inspirations  •  Leave a comment

A chance encounter after a recent concert gave me the chance to visit the beautifully refurbished Savoy Hotel at the invitation of Jon Nickoll, the pianist in the famous American Bar. I’ve long wanted to visit the Savoy, where Billy Mayerl made his name as the young pianist of the Savoy Havana Band during the [...]

Herald arts news

Posted by Susan Tomes on 5 April 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life  •  1 Comment

A nice surprise this morning – my Cobbett Medal (to be presented next week at a dinner of the Worshipful Company of Musicians) is mentioned in the Herald newspaper. I was re-reading a chapter from my first book the other day, in preparation for yesterday’s event at the Anglo-Japanese Foundation. Writing about a tour of [...]

Fidelio in Vienna

Posted by Susan Tomes on 28 March 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life, Inspirations, Travel  •  Leave a comment

We have been in snowy Vienna, where we were invited to hear a performance of Beethoven’s opera ‘Fidelio’ in the very theatre where it was premiered (see photo). We were sitting right behind Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the conductor. It was thrilling to be in the Theater an der Wien which, despite renovation of the foyers, must [...]