I have been invited to take part in a great competition in Moscow, The International Competition for Young Pianists. This is a very prestigious event which is founded and organised by the Russian Federal Government and the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. I am feeling pretty honoured that I have been invited to be part of this competition! One of the best things is that I will travel to Moscow and perform with a full orchestra, which will be shown live on Russian TV.

The Artistic Director of the competition is the famous Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, so I hope I will be able to meet him.

Really looking forward to it, I will have to practice speaking Russian!

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I have a great concert coming up in April, with the world famous pianist Lang Lang at The Royal Albert Hall in London. Wow! I am so happy and excited to be able to perform with Lang Lang again, he is one of the pianists making Classical music so interesting and exciting right now. The concert has already sold out, after only a day!

I guess I had better start practising!!

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Yesterday I went to Royal Academy for a lesson. On the way home I stopped at St. Pancras Station to see if Elton John’s piano was on the concourse. It was so I tried it out. It is a good Yamaha upright and sounds way better than the other pianos there. But it has been muted to dampen the sound… I guess it was a bit too loud before…

Here is a short movie of me playing it.

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