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I’m currently doing a bit of updating to this site. I have started by removing dead links and updating the biography. More to follow. Last month was interesting with a trip to the UK the beginning of which coincided with an excellent feature by Sarah Walker on my new CD of solo piano works by […]

A small report


In Seattle I still felt rather tired from the journey and was not actually on top form. Having said that, the welcome at Cornish was very warm, and the audience for the mixed programme (on the 28th) particularly was decent-sized. Seattle was incredibly wet. But it was very good to see notable KSS scholar Sean […]

US Tour


At the end of next week I’m leaving for some concerts in the US. Here are the details. Tuesday 28 October, 8pm PONCHO Concert Hall 710 East Roy Seattle, WA 98102 Sorabji: Sonata no.1, Le Jardin parfumé / Medtner: Sonata op.30 / Scriabin: Sonata no.9, op.68 / Szymanowski: Sonata no.2, op.21 Saturday 1 November, 2pm […]

Remembering WWI


A small tour of the UK, featuring Frank Bridge’s truly wonderful piano sonata, one of the masterpieces of early 20-century piano music, but far too little known.  FRANK BRIDGE Piano SonataDEBUSSY Berceuse héroïque and Pièce pour l’oeuvre du Vêtement du blesséMEDTNER Piano Sonata op.30RAVEL Le Tombeau de CouperinMarking the centenary year of the outbreak of […]

Albeniz: IBERIA


Hello. I’m playing the complete IBERIA cycle by Albeniz on 27 March, 7.30pm atRosslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrim’s Place, NW3 1NG LondonThis is very near Hampstead tube station. Tickets on door only. There will then be more performances:  31 March, Manchester (UK), Chethams Music School; 3 April, Den Bosch, Netherlands, De Toonzaal; 6 April, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Ereprijs studio; 9 […]

I recently gave the first ever performances of this piece: the world premiere in ‘S-Hertogenbosch, NL, then the UK premiere in Oxford. It was quite an experience playing this work, especially in Oxford when the dedicatee Alistair Hinton was among the audience. Needless to say, he was hearing it for the first time. A review […]

A couple of reviews of my recording of Egon Kornauth’s music have come to my attention: ‘There is only one other piece by Egon Kornauth (1891-1959) listed on ArkivMusic, another performance by the present pianist, recorded at Schloss Husum in 2009 and reviewed previously in Fanfare 34:5 by Scott Noriega. This is the first full disc of […]

I’m currently nearing the end of learning process of Sorabji’s 6th Piano Symphony. I’ll give the world premiere of the piece in Den Toonzaal in ‘S Hertogenbosch on 27 October (my third visit to this excellent concert hall), then will take it to Oxford, UK, on 2 November. In November I’ll be playing the symphony […]

summer work


At last can settle down to some good work, after moving house and getting over a strained arm muscle — Brahms’ 2nd Concerto, which I’ll play with the Slovak State Philarmonia in early October (3rd – Kosice, 4th – Levoca), and Sorabji’s Symphony no.6 for solo piano (Netherlands 27th Oct, Oxford 2 Nov).

new premises


We have just moved house to the mountains. Now I can practise all day and night … if I really wanted to … without the fear of some moron calling the police (yes, they really did that where we used to live, without even contacting us first). Am now working on Brahms’ 2nd Piano Concerto, […]