November at Southwell

A joy to perform in Nottinghamshire yesterday at Southwell Minster. The autumnal hues –  the russets, reds and ambers, the pumpkins, the berries and the golden crunch of burnt and withered leaves, the clinging mists and the grandeur of the imposing Minster – it all created an inspiring backdrop for our performance.   Said by…

Dvorak in Lowestoft

What a wonderful weekend! Performed the Dvorak Violin Concerto with Waveney Sinfonia on Saturday night in Lowestoft. What a great experience playing with such a talented group of musicians. Many thanks to everyone for their kind hospitality and commitment- it was wonderful to share this performance of the concerto with them. The concerto, written in…

August at Lewes

Lovely concert a few weeks ago in Lewes, East Sussex.  Beautiful town near Glyndebourne and managed a quick visit to the Castle and Anne of Cleves House. Charlotte S and I were performing in St Anne’s Church – played a selection of pieces including works by Szymanowski and Saint-Saens. Great to see such a big…

New Year’s Greetings

It was lovely to start the new year by performing in my local area for Ely Recital Series. Nothing better to take the chill of a bitter January evening than a programme of music from across the continent that reminds us of those heady summer days. A musical journey through the icy Baltic to the balmy shores of…

March at Bristol University

I love this photo of the Clifton Suspension Bridge at Bristol with the hot air balloons in the background. It was a lovely concert today performing for Bristol University at the Victoria Rooms Auditorium. What a stunning venue with its glorious 8-columned portico and fountains with Art Niveau sculptures. My programme traced a lineage of…

Tchaikovsky with Stirling Orchestra

What a thrilling experience performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Stirling Orchestra on Sunday night. It was certainly exhilarating to perform to a sold-out Albert Hall in Stirling. The orchestra has had much recent success as they were finalists in the BBC Great Orchestra Challenge so it was a real treat to perform with them. I…