Concert and Events Schedule

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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.

February 2016

February 12, 13, 14: Residency with the Quatuor Mosaiques at Perth Concert Hall, Scotland. For details, see the next three entries:

February 12 at 7.30pm in Perth Concert Hall: Quatuor Mosaiques concert includes performance of Haydn E minor piano trio with me

February 13 at 12 (midday) in Perth Concert Hall: solo piano recital of Haydn and Mozart

February 14 at 3pm in Perth Concert Hall: Quatuor Mosaiques concert includes performance of Mozart Piano Concerto in F major K413 with me.

February 15 at 7.30pm: Schubert piano and violin duo recital with Erich Höbarth in the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. At 6.30pm there’s a pre-concert talk about Schubert, free to ticket-holders, by music historian Robert Philip.

March 2016

March 2 and 3: tutoring for the European Chamber Music Academy at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

March 4: I’m giving a Mendelssohn piano trios masterclass, an event within the RNCM Chamber Music Festival, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

March 5 from 10am to 4.30pm: Masterclass for the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music, London

March 10: Performance masterclass, Glasgow University

March 13 at 8pm in Stockbridge Church, Edinburgh: Adjudicating the Concerto Class Final of the Edinburgh Competitive Music Festival

March 18 at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Dumfries: Solo piano recital and talk exploring Schumann’s ‘Papillons’ and ‘Davidsbundler’, with music historian Robert Philip providing some historical context

April 2016

13015552_1006193516130614_2756449237294955674_n[1]April 17: Radio Scotland ‘Classics Unwrapped’ (see photo of me with presenter Jamie MacDougall) features my upcoming recital at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh with live recordings of me playing Debussy and Haydn in the studio.

April 25 at 7.30pm: Solo piano recital in the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. The programme is entitled ‘Pioneers of the Piano’ and includes music by Haydn, Debussy, Schumann, Ligeti and Mayerl.

June 2016

June 5 at 6.30pm (note early start time): University Concert Hall, Glasgow. Trio concert with James Clark (violin) and Alexei Kiseliov (cello), performing trios by Clara Schumann and Smetana. Part of the Cottier Chamber Project.

June 11 from 10.30am-1pm: the first of two ‘special editions’ of my piano club will be held in a private home in the Dowanhill area of Glasgow as part of the Cottier Chamber Project. Six adult amateur pianists will have the opportunity to play to me in front of one another to get some informal advice, feedback and performing experience. Applications close on June 8 and details of the venue will be given to successful applicants. To apply, or for more info, write to Festival Director Andy Saunders at andy@cottierchamberproject.com

June 18 from 10.30am-1pm: the second ‘special edition’ of my piano club will be held in Glasgow as part of the Cottier Chamber Project (for details, see the listing above this one, or click on the link).

July 2016

July 26 at 1pm: Radio 3 broadcast of trio concert given at Cottier Chamber Project in June by me, violinist James Clark and cellist Aleksei Kiseliov. Trios by Clara Schumann and Smetana.

August 2016

August 17 at 8.45pm in the Edinburgh International Book Festival: I’ll be talking about my book ‘Sleeping in Temples’ and playing some piano music too. In conversation with broadcaster Sheena McDonald.

September 2016

September 1-4: Gaudier Ensemble‘s annual chamber music festival in Cerne Abbas, Dorset. The performers are all leading European chamber musicians, with me on piano. Concerts each day from 1-4 September. These concerts are very popular and early booking is advised.