Michael Hill

By on May 19, 2021 in MUSICIANS, People, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

18 May 2021: It is five years today that we lost dear Michael Hill after a courageous battle with illness. Michael was a unique musician and person, remembered with admiration and love by all of us who knew him. His wonderful musicianship and insight into so many things in music, the arts and literature along

Josette Bushell-Mingo

By on February 28, 2021 in Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Five months after starting my interim year as Principal of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, I am delighted that we have appointed Josette Bushell-Mingo as the new Principal. Josette, who is currently Head of Acting at the University of the Arts (Uniarts) in Stockholm will take up her post in August and so

Telemann Fantasias Recording Competition

By on January 21, 2021 in Telemann Fantasias

Arising out of the Tribute to Telemann Fantasias Webinar last July, the Telemann Fantasias Recording Competition is now well under way. Launched by Jeremy Polmear and myself in the October 2020, this competition has set applicants the aim of recording all or a part of one of the 12 Flute Fantasias of Telemann on any

Telemann Webinar update

By on August 1, 2020 in Telemann Fantasias, Webinars
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The Webinar on 20 July, A Tribute to Telemann’s Fantasias for Flute, has proved to be a real success with a great many people taking part, showing interest and writing in. Thank you so much for your involvement and thanks especially go to panelists Alfredo Bernardini, Rachel Brown, Nicholas Daniel and Paul Edmund-Davies for their

A Tribute to Telemann Fantasias

By on July 7, 2020 in Telemann Fantasias, Webinars

I have been working during the Covid-19 lockdown on Georg Philipp Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for Flute and finally have an article prepared. In it, I have brought together as much known information about the Fantasias as possible.  I have tried to answer the question on why Telemann wrote the works, looked at their styles and

A crisis or an opportunity?

By on April 1, 2020 in My News, People

Like you I am adjusting to the Coronavirus crisis as best I can. My thoughts here are to make contact with all me friends as best I can and to hope that you are doing OK. I am finding that work from home continues to be very busy. With making sure that all activities are

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