I am a British Concert Pianist. I love piano, cycling, travelling and noodles. Studying at The Royal Colelge of Music in London. Supporter of The Terrence Higgins Trust.

teatrocolon001

teatrocolon002So honoured to have been invited to play at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires next year in March! A really beautiful hall, with one of the top five acoustics in the world ! I’ll be performing two concertos by French composers with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and conducted by Enrique Arturo Diemecke.

A huge thank you to the directors for inviting me. Super excited to be returning to Argentina!

The 2019 Bury Festival is a ten day long event, celebrating the best in music, film, theatre and exhibitions and I was lucky enough to have been invited to perform a recital at The Apex in Bury St. Edmunds for the festival.

The Apex is a wonderful theatre with excellent acoustics and one of the best green rooms I have ever used….!

It was great fun to play in Bury St. Edmunds and the audience were great! It was so nice to meet Hiroshi and Kahori who travelled all the way from Japan for the recital, thank you for the great gifts!

Huge thanks to Nick for inviting me and also to Andrew Giller of Giller Pianos for providing such a beautiful Steinway for me to perform on.

Warming up at The Apex

apex
Outside the hall at The Apex
andrew-giller-nick-wells
On stage at The Apex before the performance with Andrew Giller and Nick
60919998_1003876873149129_5544202944003440640_n(1)
On stage at The Apex
japanese-audience
Hiroshi and Kahori who travelled from Japan for the recital.
gifts-from-japan
Wonderful gifts from Japan!

after-recital

Last week I performed at Wigmore Hall in London. Wigmore Hall is probably the best known recital hall in the world and it felt like a real honour to be able to perform there.

Practising before the performance.

The walls in the green room are covered in photos of the most famous musicians who have performed at the hall, its slightly nerve wracking to know that I would be playing on the same stage as so many incredible artists.

wigmorehall007

warming-up-at-the-apex
Warming up before the recital.

wigmorehall003

wigmorehall004

wigmorehall005

wigmorehall0005Thank you to everyone who came and supported me for the performance, it was a great evening!

wigmorehall006A special thank you to Josephine for Grandfather Lorenzo! I will take good care of him!

ycatlogo

I am very happy to announce that I have begun working with The Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).

The jury consisted of Gaetan Le Divelec (director, Askonas Holt), Angela Dixon (chief executive, Saffron Hall), Kathryn Enticott (director, Enticott Music Management), Dominic Fyfe (senior executive producer, Decca Classics), Stephen McHolm (academy director, Verbier Festival), Alasdair Tait (chief executive & artistic director, YCAT) and Roger Wright CBE (chief executive, Snape Maltings).

wigmorehall001With Alasdair Tait, Chief Executive and Artistic Director YCAT.

Being selected by YCAT is a great honour! I am looking forward to working together.

tchaikovskycompetition2019

Today I received the news that I have been selected to take part in the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow next month. I feel very honoured to have been accepted for the competition as there were over 1200 applications worldwide and only 25 pianists were chosen to take part. (…and only one from UK!)

Really looking forward to the event as it is, in my opinion, the most prestigious of all the music competitions.

Good luck to all of the contestants!