I am back home in UK now after performing with Walter Hilgers in Argentina. I had such a great time and Maestro Hilgers and the Orchestra were amazing. It was my first time in Argentina so lots of new experiences and the Argentinian people are very warm and friendly.

I spent a couple of days in Buenos Aires and visited the Teatro Colon, which is one of the top five concert halls in the world with excellent acoustics. Some of the greatest performers have played there so it is definitely on my list of top venues!

Here are a few photos from my trip, full VLOG out soon!

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Ready for the performance
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Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1. Photo Victoria Forzani

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I’m just getting ready to fly to Santa Fe in Argentina tomorrow. I will be performing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with the Orquesta Sinf√≥nica Provincial under conductor Walter Hilgers. I have never visited Argentina before so I am really looking forward to it, it’s going to be a great experience!

The orchestra have a great reputation and Maestro Hilgers is a world class conductor so I know this wil be a very special event.

 

I have just got back from Yokohama in Japan where I performed a recital at Minato Mirai Hall. It was my first time in Japan and I really enjoyed it! I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time in Tokyo before the concert so I explored a small part of this amazing city, ate some great food and figured out just how to use the Tokyo Metro…

I was invited to perform in Yokohama by Osamu Hirose of the Yokohama Arts Foundation and for the recital I performed pieces by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Chopin and Bach. The audience at the performance were wonderful and I received a lot of flowers and gifts, so a huge thank you for that. You made me feel very welcome in Japan!

Thank you also to the organisers for all your hard work. You made this a great experience for me! I hope to return again soon.

 

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Practising in the hall
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Outside Minato Mirai Concert Hall before the performance
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With Akiko Ebi who hosted the event
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Me with Fumino Matsue, thank you for your amazing organisation!
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Thank you to everyone who gave me flowers and gifts!