China visit ’09

I visited China in December last year, playing a couple of concerts (One in the Ni-er hall, and one in the Schezuan Conservatory Concert Hall) in the Schezuan. It was with a colleague of mine, Ian Watt - we sometimes play duets together, and the Academy wanted us to go and play so people could [...]

Concerts with the Scottish Flute Trio

I'm going to be playing with them in mid-Argyll on the Sat 13th, Sun 14th and Mon 15th of March. The Programme includes: Western Light - Edward McGuire Histoire du Tango - Astor Piazzolla St Kilda¹s Parliament - Kenneth Dempster "Water V" from The Waterfall of Time Suite - Joji Hirota The Great Train Race - [...]

Ivor Mairants guitar award

I won this last year during the end of November, and I think that a review of the competition itself will feature in an issue of Classical Guitar Magazine later this year. I played Slow Blues and Finale from Evocacion for Joe Pass, Sarabanda de Scriabin and La Toccata de Pasquini from Brouwer's Sonata, and [...]

Concert Valentine’s day

Just to say that I'll be performing in Glasgow on February 14th at 1530 for an hour. It'll be a programme of romantic music, but nothing specifically romantic itself. Schubert: 6 songs (arranged by Mertz): Lob der Thranen, Liebesbothschaft, Aufenthalt, Standchen, Die Post, Das Fischermadchen Villa - Lobos - 5 Preludes J. S. Bach - [...]