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.
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 at 10.30am, Seminar at 2.30pm, University of St Andrew’s (for details, see page 30 and 31 of this leaflet)
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. Tickets are £8, redeemable against the cost of purchasing the book from Hatchards.
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.
26 March, 11am-1pm, Masterclass for five students of Edinburgh University at Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh (free of charge, open to the public)
10 May, 7.30pm, St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire: Chipping Campden Literary Festival (in association with the Music Festival). I’ll be talking about my new book to festival director Charlie Bennett, and playing some piano music as well.
5 June, 6.30pm, Cottier’s Theatre, Glasgow: opening concert of the Cottier Chamber Project. Performance with Daniel’s Beard wind quintet (Mozart piano and wind quintet; Judith Weir piano and wind sextet, ‘Airs from another Planet’)
9 June, 1.10pm, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, lunchtime concert with tenor Jamie MacDougall as part of the Cottier Chamber Project: Beethoven’s song cycle ‘An die ferne Geliebte’
12 June, 6.30pm, Cottier’s Theatre, Glasgow: performance with the Aurea Quartet. Mozart piano concerto in A major K414 in the version for piano and string quartet (and Shostakovich’s 8th string quartet).
18 June: adjudicating prize competition at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh
21 June: interview with me on Australian Radio, ‘The Music Show’, about my book. You can listen online ‘live’, or afterwards through the archive.
July 9-12: Cerne Abbas Music Festival, Dorset, with the Gaudier Ensemble. Concerts two or three times a day on 9,10,11,12 July. This festival of chamber music sells out very quickly, so early booking is advised. Please note that I am performing in most concerts, but not all of them.
Sept 20-27: Open Chamber Music at the International Musicians’ Seminar, Prussia Cove, Cornwall – visitors may drop in on rehearsals for a small fee payable to the IMS Office at the time
Sept 27-October 1: International Musicians Seminar Concert Tour (for programmes and performers click here):
Sept 27 at 2.30pm (please note start time): Concert, St John’s Church, Lemon St, Truro
Sept 28: Concert, St George’s, Bristol
Sept 29: Concert, St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
Sept 30: Concert, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Oct 1 at 7.30pm: Concert, Wigmore Hall, London
October 13 at 1pm: Lecture-Recital at Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh.
Following on from my Beethoven lecture-recital earlier this year, I’m now focusing on Beethoven’s wonderful E major sonata opus 109. I’ll talk about it in some detail, and then perform it. Please note that tickets are available from The Hub but also from Brunton Theatre itself (box office 0131 665 2240)
October 19 at 1pm, Perth Concert Hall (Horsecross Arts), Perthshire: Lecture-recital about Beethoven’s piano sonata opus 109
October 29 at 1.10pm: Lunchtime concert at University of Glasgow Concert Hall, off University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ.
Beethoven: ‘An die ferne Geliebte’ with tenor Jamie MacDougall, plus Beethoven’s piano sonata opus 109.