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.

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


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

February 27 at 2pm, Reid School of Music: I’m on the panel for the Tovey Memorial Prize at the University of Edinburgh

March 2019

March 6, 10.30-1pm and 2.30-4pm – guest masterclass and a talk about my latest book at the University of St Andrews

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

April 2019

April 18, 10am-6pm, Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh. Piano Portfolio Day, organised by St Mary’s Music School, Scotland’s specialist music school. This will be a whole day of events featuring pianists of various specialisms. I’ll be giving a short talk at 11am about the importance of chamber music.

May 2019

May 24, London: Masterclass coaching for Highgate International Chamber Music Festival

July 2019

11-14 July, Cerne Abbas, Dorset: the Gaudier Ensemble‘s annual festival of chamber music. I’ll be appearing in most if not all of the concerts. This festival is very popular locally, with a waiting list for tickets, so don’t delay in booking if you’re thinking of coming.

August 2019

At the 2019 BookFest launch party

13 August at 8.45pm: Edinburgh International Book Festival.
I’ll be talking to Sheena McDonald about my book ‘Speaking the Piano‘.



October 2019

October 2 at 1pm, Merchant’s House, Glasgow: lunchtime solo recital, part of Westbourne Music season

October 5 at 2pm, King’s Place, London: as part of the London International Piano Festival, I’ll be giving one of my ‘Inside the Classics’ lecture-recitals about Schubert’s late A major Sonata D959.

October 5 at 7.30, King’s Place: in the closing concert of the London International Piano Festival, I’ll be joining others in the two-piano marathon.