Well, there’s been plenty of variety in the past three weeks! If you are playing, teaching, managing, planning, supporting others and staying in touch with your family, what can you expect? On 17 November I was in Rotterdam to kick off the week and returned on the 18th to attend the wonderful concert of the
My return from Munich on Sunday took the form of two flights to Amsterdam and then Torino and a lift with the ever-energetic Michele Galvagno, founder of the Cappa Festival in Saluzzo. It was a pleasure to play the Mozart C major quartet with Jae-Wan Lee, Enrico Groppo and Jane Salmon, to listen to quartets,
The Barbirolli competition starts tomorrow in Port Erin, The Isle of Man and competitors and jurors are on their way there today. Including me! In addition to the competition itself, I will be giving a presentation on Sunday evening and there will be masterclasses on Monday and Wednesday by Han de Vries and Maurice Bourgue.
Today I launch my new website, complete with this web log! This is a good time for me to start writing a blog, having completed my involvement in Susanna Mälkki’s Mahler 10 and Schönberg Erwartung concerts in The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam and my own performances of concerti by Vivaldi and Handel with DECO in Lichfield.