I have been awarded a scholarship to take part in a wonderful Piano Masterclass in Catania in Sicily. The class will be with the renowned soloist and conductor Epifanio Comis who is also the founder of Accademia Pianistica Siciliana. In 2013 Epifanio Comis received the First International Sergei Rachmaninov Award and his recitals throughout the world have brought him critical acclaim.
I am really looking forward to travelling to Sicily in September to take part in this excellent Masterclass organised by the Rachmaninov Academy.
Had a great time at the Classic Brit Awards last night. What an amazing show! Thank you to everyone who helped me to receive my nomination, really happy to have been in the final five. Didn’t get an award this time… Maybe next year!
The highlight of the evening for me was Andrew Lloyd Webber receiving a Special Recognition Award… what a legend!
I have been included in a list created by Classic FM of ’30 Incredible Classical Musicians Under 30′, which is pretty cool….
Here is the list (I am near the bottom!)
On Wednesday, just before I went to the Royal Albert Hall for the Classic Brits, I was at The Royal College of Music. Professor Vanessa Latarche and I met with Dr James Zheng Huang of the Kingdom Music Education Group. The Kingdom Music Education Group is a music school based in China with links to the Royal College. I performed some pieces for him and his colleague while they made a movie.
Dr Huang invited me to perform at the opening of a new school which will be opening soon in Shanghai which will be great fun!