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.

2021 – after a pandemic year 2020, we are taking small steps towards resumption of concert life, hoping that the situation will stabilise during 2021 and allow musicians to return to making live music with live audiences

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.

June 2021

27 June at 7-9pm: BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Classical Connections’ will include an interview with me about my new book. The whole programme runs from 7-9pm – I don’t know exactly when my interview will be broadcast. You can listen to it on the BBC Sounds app.

July 2021

13 July: my new book, The Piano – a History in 100 Pieces is published by Yale University Press. Copies can be pre-ordered through Yale, Amazon and other booksellers.

23 July at 7.30pm, Wigmore Hall, London: I’ll be celebrating the launch of my new book with a concert featuring music from the book. The programme is a mixture of solo piano pieces (played by me) and Fauré’s C minor piano quartet, performed with Maria Wloszczowska (violin), Felix Tanner (viola) and Philip Higham (cello). Because of current restrictions, seats are limited. Please note that in the first instance, tickets will be balloted to Friends of the Wigmore Hall; any unsold tickets will then be offered to the general public.

August 2021

13 August at 8pm: I’ll be introducing my new book with an author event at Toppings Bookshop in Edinburgh. There’s room for a small audience in the shop. Click here for ticket information including details of an ‘early bird’ offer.

September 2021

11 September at 3pm, Lammermuir Festival, Dunbar Parish Church, East Lothian. Piano quartets by Mozart and Fauré performed with Maria Wloszczowska, Felix Tanner and Philip Higham. Plus Mozart’s A minor Rondo K511 for solo piano.

13 September at 3pm and 6pm: Aberdeen Chamber Music Society, with cellist Philip Higham. A one-hour programme, performed twice at 3pm and 6pm in Queen’s Cross Church.

November 2021

1 November at 1pm: Solo lunchtime recital, Wesley Chapel, Harrogate,  Yorkshire

January 2022

23 January at 3pm – solo piano recital for Haddington Concert Society, East Lothian – download the brochure here