Concert and Events Schedule

Florestan Festival 2011 (photo: Michael Shain)

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.

If you are interested in booking me as a speaker, please visit the Speakers’ Bureau of the Ed Victor Agency.


September 2014

7-14 September: Open Chamber Music run by the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Concerts for the public (programmes and players are decided nearer the time) take place on September 12, 13 and 14. More information on the IMS website.

27  September: fundraising chamber concert for invited audience with principals of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

October 2014

15 October: teaching performance class at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

16 October: official publication date of my new book, Sleeping in Temples (The Boydell Press)

31 October -3 November: coaching young professional musicians on the Marryat Chamber Music Course, Wimbledon, London. Concerts for Friends of the Marryat Players (members only) take place on 2 and 3 November.

November 2014

1-3 November: coaching continues on Marryat Chamber Music (see October listing for details)

8 November at 3pm (note start time): Solo piano recital at Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, Scotland. Programme includes Haydn, Debussy and Schumann. You can buy a ticket for the concert alone, or for the concert plus high tea in the bistro afterwards.

13 November at 6pm (drinks) for 6.30 (talk): I’m talking about my new book, in conversation with Robert Philip, at McAlister Matheson bookshop in Grindlay Street, Edinburgh (near the Usher Hall).

14 November: please note that my planned event at St Swithin’s Church during the Bath Book Festival has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond my control.

December 2014

9 December at 8.20pm (approx.): I’ll be interviewed live from Glasgow’s Pacific Quay on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Classics Unwrapped’ programme. Presenter Jamie MacDougall will be talking to me about my new book, Sleeping in Temples.

January 2015

20 January at 6.30pm, George Washington Browne Room, Edinburgh Central Library: I’ll be talking about my new book to Robert Philip, and illustrating some excerpts with short piano pieces played live on the library’s digital piano. Tickets are free, but must be reserved via Eventbrite

February 2015

3 February at 1pm: Lunchtime lecture-recital at Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, near Edinburgh. I’ll be talking about and performing Beethoven’s A flat major piano sonata, opus 110.

11 February : Masterclass and seminar at the University of St Andrew’s

16 February at 7.30pm in Wigmore Hall, London: duo recital with Erich Höbarth, violin. Our all-Schubert programme includes the wonderful and rarely-played Fantasie in C major.

17 February at 7pm: I’ll be talking about my new book at Hatchards Bookshop in Piccadilly, London. I’ll be in conversation with Robert Philip for half an hour or so, and then there will be questions and answers, followed by a book-signing session and a glass of wine.

23 February-5 March: I am on the jury of the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna, Austria. This year’s categories are piano trios and string quartets.