madrid003madrid001madrid002madrid004Last weekend I was in Madrid for a recital where I performed a number of pieces including one of my favourites by Bach, Prelude & Fugue No.2. It was great performing in Madrid again, a really interesting and beautiful city! Vladimir Ovchinikov (winner of Tchaikovsky competition!) also gave a wonderful performance here, so inspiring!

After the concert I had a couple of free days so enjoyed a great time in the city with my brother Josh and my favourite family the Maninis. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!!

With Maestro Teodor Currentzis at The Vienna Konzerhaus
With Maestro Teodor Currentzis at The Vienna Konzerthaus

Spent the last couple of days in Vienna watching Maestro Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra MusicAeterna, recording Beethoven Symphony number 7 at the Vienna Konzerthaus. My favourite Beethoven symphony! I have learnt so much about the recording process over the last couple of days and I’m really happy to have been invited to watch such brilliant musicians!

MusicAeterna are based in Perm in Russia, created by Maestro Teodor Currentzis who hand-picked the best musicians he could find, mainly from Russia, to create this incredible orchestra.

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On stage between recording sessions at the Vienna Konzerthaus

The engineers recorded on digital as well as analogue, so this is a very exciting project. I am looking forward to its release, I am sure it will be outstanding!

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With Matthias Naske, CEO & Artistic Director at The Vienna Konzerthaus
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Listening to the playback of the last take
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Ready to record the next section