I have just come back to the UK after spending a week in North Carolina. I was there for a performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with The Carolina Philharmonic so I decided to try creating a vlog for the trip. Was great fun filming it, hope you will enjoy watching it!

The concert went really well, the audience were wonderful! A huge thank you to the conductor David Michael Wolff and his orchestra.

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Aleksandrs Antonenko as Radames and Anna Netrebo as Aida
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With Aleksandrs Antonenko (Radames)
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With Anna Netrebko (Aida)
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With Anita Rachvelishvili (Ameris)

I was lucky enough to be invited to watch Aida at The Metropolitan Opera while I was in New York last week. The production was incredible with Aleksandrs Antonenko singing the part of Radames alongside Anna Netrebko as Aida. The performance was totally awe inspiring and a great experience for me.

The Metropolitan is a beautiful opera house with a great history of incredible performances and I feel so happy that I had the opportunity to watch this opera here.

Here is a clip of Aleksandrs Antonenko and Anna Netrebko singing together… wonderful!

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With Stephen Coates and Vera Tariverdiev
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Outside Pushkin House in London

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Had a great time last night performing music written by the Russian composer Mikael Tariverdiev for the café scene in ‘Seventeen Moments of Spring’. The evening was the idea of music and arts producer, Stephen Coates and was held at Pushkin House in London as part of a series of events celebrating the life and work of this amazing composer. Vera Tariverdiev, Mikaels wife gave a talk about Mikael and his work. A great evening!