george harliono tchaik02I just got back to UK after spending a week in Moscow for the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition. This is the largest and most prestigious music competition in the world and is held once every four years in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

I was the second youngest competitor in the piano section and for the first round my programme included pieces by Beethoven and Bach. You can watch my performance here.

A huge thank you to Mr Denis Matsuev and the organisers for inviting me to take part in the competition, it was a great experience and an honour!

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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

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Outside the hall at The Apex
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On stage at The Apex before the performance with Andrew Giller and Nick
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On stage at The Apex
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Hiroshi and Kahori who travelled from Japan for the recital.
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Wonderful gifts from Japan!

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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.

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Warming up before the recital.

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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!

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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.