Concert and Events Schedule

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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.

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

June 2018

June 14-17, Marryat Chamber Music Festival, London – I’ll be playing in several concerts over the four days of this festival held in a beautiful home and garden in Wimbledon. The whole programme can be viewed here.

July 2018

July 26-29, Cerne Abbas Music Festival, Cerne Abbas, Dorset – my annual trip to this delightful Dorset village for more high-quality chamber music with the Gaudier Ensemble. This festival is very popular locally, so book your tickets early if you want to get in!

September 2018

September 5, 1pm,  Westbourne Music, The Merchant’s House concert series, Glasgow: lunchtime recital with violinist Maya Iwabuchi, concertmaster of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

September 7-8, ChamberStudio masterclasses, London

October 2018

October 14, my ABC Radio ‘The Music Show’ interview with Andrew Ford airs in Australia at 11.05 Sydney time – (02.05 in the UK). By clicking this link you can listen to the programme any time after it has been broadcast in Australia.

October 22, 6.30-7.30pm, Edinburgh Central Music Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh – I’ll be talking about my latest book ‘Speaking the Piano‘. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here.

November 2018

November 25, Wigmore Hall, London, 7.30pm: I’ll be playing Mozart’s G minor piano quartet in this anniversary concert marking twenty years of concerts in Peasmarsh. Tickets are selling fast!

December 2018

December 3, 1pm, Wesley Centre, Harrogate: I’ll be giving a lunchtime ‘meeting the classics’ lecture-recital about Schubert’s late, great A major piano sonata.

January 2019

19 January at 7.30pm, Nairn Community Arts Centre, Scotland: I’ll be giving a lecture-recital about Schubert’s A major piano sonata. In the first half, I’ll play a couple of Schubert Impromptus and then talk about the A major sonata; in the second half I’ll perform the whole work (40 minutes).

February 2019

16 February, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh: ‘Winterplay’ all-day festival of chamber music:

Event 1: 11am-1pm: Children’s ‘music and movement’ workshop led by tutor Monica Wilkinson. Participants will be exploring a piece of music from the evening concert of piano trios.

Event 2: 3pm: leading Scottish novelist Janice Galloway joins me in a programme of music and literature. Tchaikovsky’s twelve evocative piano pieces, ‘The Seasons’, will be performed by me and interpersed with poems and prose chosen and read by Janice Galloway.

Event 3: 6.30pm: pre-concert talk by music historian Dr Robert Philip whose major study of orchestral music, The Classical Music-Lover’s Companion to Orchestral Music, is published by Yale University Press in October 2018

Event 4: 7.30pm: Piano trio concert by Erich Höbarth (violin), Philip Higham (cello) and Susan Tomes (piano). Following the success of last year’s concert, these three artists return with another programme of great piano trios – Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio, Josef Suk’s beautiful ‘Elegy’, and Schubert’s E flat trio, one of the pinnacles of the piano trio repertoire

March 2019

March 31 to April 7 – I am on the jury of the International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, Germany