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.

Yesterday was an amazing day for me, a new model B Steinway arrived at my home so at last I can practice in tune!!!

A huge thank you to Luxaviation. This wouldn’t have been possible without your amazing support.

For me, the model B is one of the very best instruments I have played and I am so happy to be able to use this one every day.

I travelled to Marcus Hubner Pianos in Germany last week to choose the piano and I found this beautiful instrument.

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Thank you to Mark & Denis from Marcus Hubner Pianos for delivering with such care!

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georgeharlionoainarsrubikis copyI will be performing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no.1 at the Jurmala Festival with Maestro Ainars Rubikis and The Jurmala Festival Orchestra.

Ainars Rubikis is Music Director of the Komische Opera in Berlin.

Looking forward to my first open air performance of a concerto. Never performed a big piece like this outdoors before so it will be a lot of fun… maybe I should bring an umbrella!?!

Details of the performance and tickets are available here.

The Year of Music of Great Britain & Russia is the next in line after The Year of Culture, The Year of Language & Literature and The Year of Science & Education. It officially began in Sochi a few days ago and was created to improve relations between our two countries. This year will last until the mid 2020’s, ending in Moscow with the Georg Handel Festival.

The Russian part of the event will open in London in July with a performance by The Bolshoi Ballet.

I am very proud to have been able to perform at the opening concert and am hopeful that music can bring our two countries closer together. I will be performing for the event again in August at the Tariverdiev Festival in Kaliningrad.

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Yesterday was my performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2 at The Winter Hall in Sochi. The concert went really well with a full house and some great reviews and tv reports (thanks!). As an encore I performed the theme to The Cafe Scene from Seventeen Moments of Spring by Mikael Tariverdiev, immediately followed by a complete performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1. Never done that before!!

Also a huge thank you to ClassicFM in the UK for posting my rehearsal video!

Here are some links and clips from backstage.

 

 

 

 

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