Change of date for Concert 23/09

The concert will now take place on the 24th of this month, the Saturday. So basically for those of you in the know re: Edinburgh International Guitar Festival stuff, I'm swapping date with Allan Neave. Although I suppose that those of you in the know already know that... x( Programme to be: J.K. Mertz - [...]

ROSL Gold Medal

Was taken by me so I will have a few more concerts on the go soon enough 🙂 There were some photos taken by someone I can't remember who but I'll put them up here when I'm able to/if I'm able to. The other competitors were Ashley Fripp (Piano), Suzanne Thorn (Oboe) and Kitty Whately [...]

New Video

There's a new video put up by those nice folk at the GitaarSalon in Enkhuizen, of me playing the Malcolm Arnold Fantasy. I'm embedding it below and on the videos page. It should feature on the Brava HDTV European network later this year along with another video of Ian Watt playing the Giuliani Sonata op. [...]

A few more concerts

I've added to the Forthcoming Concerts page the details of, well... some forthcoming concerts. It seems that these first few months of 2011 will be busy. Oh and I also added in a wee quote given by those nice EGTA guys to the quotes page re: a wee half recital I gave in England for [...]

What I’ve been up to

As usual it's been a while too long for me to have left the blog without a post. Aaaaaanyway I've just uploaded a new video to youtube which you can see here: It's just a wee video that's part of a competition application I'll be sending away this week. I've been doing a little bit [...]

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 - [...]

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 - [...]

Upcoming stuff

So yeah, on Thursday I will be performing the Rodrigo Concierto D'aranjuez in Hull with the Isle of Axholme Symphony Orchestra, and that should be good. After that on Monday I fly to Liechtenstein to participate in a guitar competition so I must work for that as well.

Concert tomorrow

I am playing for 15 minutes in a concert in central Glasgow, so if you are free to come please do. It promises to be good. All performers are from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. This is the church interior. It's pretty nice actually...I thought it would be a kinda modernish one, but this [...]

Summer recitals

I performed a series of three solo recitals during August in Edinburgh this year, all of which were based around the work "Jacob's Ladder", by Haflidi Hallgrimsson (recently appointed composer in residence for the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra). I recieved a small 'taster' piece in The List, a magazine following musical events in and around Scotland, but more notably [...]