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I have joined Twitter

Posted by Susan Tomes on 9 May 2013 under Daily Life, Musings  •  4 Comments

I’ve just signed up for Twitter.  My Twitter username is @susantomespiano and there’s a ‘follow me on Twitter’ button on the left-hand side of this page. It’s daunting, because I already feel I’m drowning in email. But the younger generation keeps telling me I really should bite the bullet and join Twitter. According to them, [...]

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 [...]

Saturday Classics

Posted by Susan Tomes on 24 April 2013 under Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

I’m going to the BBC tomorrow to record an episode of ‘Saturday Classics‘, which I’m presenting on Saturday 11 May from 3-5pm on Radio 3. Each week a different presenter chooses two hours’ worth of classical recordings and chats about their selections. The presenter has to write around fifteen lines of script for each gap [...]

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 [...]

Mozart’s ‘lyrics’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 8 April 2013 under Daily Life, Musings, Teaching  •  1 Comment

I’ve been leaping boldly into the world of new media by uploading an audio file to one of the new online music distributors which helps artists to get their music directly to new audiences. (Details to follow when I’ve got to the end of the process). It’s instrumental music by Mozart and I was very [...]