Concert and Events Schedule








Photos: 1) with the Aurea Quartet at the Cottier Festival, Glasgow, 2016

2) (black and white) With the jury of the 2018 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, France

3) (at the piano) playing Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto with the University of St Andrew’s Chamber Orchestra in 2017



Here are some details of my concerts and other events in the next few months. If you have enjoyed reading my blog and would like to attend a live event (concert, teaching, talk)  please look to see if there’s one near you. You can also read reviews from previous concerts.

2020: This turned out to be the year that coronavirus arrived in the UK. Most musicians had all their live concerts cancelled; I was no exception, as my list shows. Currently, nothing is certain about live events in 2021 … here’s hoping for a better year.

March 2020:

4 March at 2pm: I’m adjudicating the prestigious Tovey Memorial Prize for Edinburgh University, Reid School of Music

16 March at 7.30: cancelled because of coronavirus. This was to have been a concert with cellist Philip Higham for Aberdeen Chamber Music Society, the Sanctuary, Queens Cross Church, Aberdeen. Programme includes Beethoven, Schubert, Janacek and Josef Suk. Re-scheduled (hopefully) for 14 September 2020.

April 2020

April 25, King’s College Cambridge, solo recital of Beethoven – cancelled because of coronavirus

May 2020:

10 May at 6pm: cancelled because of coronavirus. This was to have been a solo recital, ‘Sunday at Six’, Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff.

17 May at 5pm: cancelled because of coronavirus. This was to have been a celebration concert marking the centenary of the Edinburgh Competition Music Festival. A number of past winners were taking part and I was contributing a fifteen-minute solo spot. This concert will hopefully be rescheduled later in the year.

July 2020:

9-12 July: please note that the festival has now been cancelled because of coronavirus. Cerne Abbas Music Festival, Cerne Abbas, Dorset. This year marks 30 years of the Gaudier Ensemble’s annual festival. There will be a special programme reflecting also the importance of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary.

August 2020:

August 10: Edinburgh International Festival ‘closed door’ recording of a programme for cello and piano, with cellist Philip Higham – music by Debussy, Beethoven, Nadia Boulanger, Martinu and Suk. Recording to be made available on the Edinburgh Festival’s YouTube channel during August

August 11: broadcast of yesterday’s recording through the ‘soundscape’ of Princes Street Gardens

September 2020:

14 September at 7.30pm: Wigmore Hall, London – cellist Philip Higham and I are playing one of the first concerts offered by Wigmore Hall for a small, socially-distanced audience. The concert will be livestreamed and available free of charge via the hall’s website until October 15.

14 September, Aberdeen Chamber Music Society  (cancelled because of  coronavirus): cello and piano recital with cellist Philip Higham, a replacement concert for the one that was cancelled in March because of the start of the pandemic. This concert has now been cancelled twice, but we’ll have another go next season.

20-27 September: International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove, Cornwall (cancelled because of coronavirus)

October 2020

18 October, afternoon: cancelled because of coronavirus. Solo recital, King’s College, Cambridge, part of the Beethoven 2020 celebrations at King’s College. Hopefully this concert will happen next year.

25 October at 3pm: cancelled because of coronavirus. Solo recital, Haddington Concert Society, Town House, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. Hopefully this concert will be re-instated next season.

November 2020

2 November at 1pm, Wesley Centre, Harrogate: I really hope I’ll be playing a lunchtime solo recital for a small, socially-distanced audience of music by Scarlatti, Debussy, Chabrier, Janacek and Billy Mayerl. Please note that this concert may be subject to last-minute cancellation because of changing coronavirus regulations in the north of England.

December 2020 … and onwards

Currently, concert venues are still closed in Scotland; in England too, depending on what Tier they’re in. Nothing is certain about live events in 2021. We await news of a coronavirus vaccine and hope for a safe return to making live music.

March 2021

11 March at 7.30pm: Mozart and Fauré piano quartets performed with principal players of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maria Wloszczowska, Felix Tanner and Philip Higham. After several months of pandemic-induced silence, at last – a concert! It will be streamed and broadcast on YouTube rather than performed to a live audience, but what a thrill!

April 2021

9 April at 1pm: BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting a performance from Perth Concert Hall of Mozart and Beethoven quintets for piano and wind, with principal wind players of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. As we are still in lockdown, this was recorded without a live audience, but video of the concert will be available for a few weeks afterwards on the Perth Concert Hall website.