Really happy to have been awarded a Yamaha Music Foundation Scholarship yesterday! Thank you to the jury for selecting me and to Yamaha Music Europe for supporting young musicians.

It was great to represent the Royal College of Music! Also thanks to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for hosting the event.

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Accepting my scholarship from The Yamaha Music Foundation at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Photo: Candian Lee

I was at RAK Studios in London a couple of weeks ago, playing piano as part of a comedy sketch with Robbie Williams and Jamie Cullum. I even had tattoo’s painted on my hands so they looked like it was Robbie playing the piano… was a lot of fun!

The sketch was part of Not The Robbie Williams Christmas Show which was shown on ITV on December 8th.

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Getting dressed in shirt which was specially made for the sketch.
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With the amazing tattoo artist who made my hands look just like Robbies!

 

Last week I performed a lunchtime concert at St. James’s Church in Piccadilly, London. I have visited St. James’s on several occasions to watch recitals and I always love coming here for the peaceful atmosphere it creates in the middle of the city.

The church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren after The Great Fire of London and the acoustics are perfect for a piano recital.

The programme I performed included works by Scarlatti, Chopin and Strauss.

The audience were incredibly supportive which was great for my performance. Thank you to everyone who helped to organise the recital and to everyone who came to watch. Special thanks to Josephine Cumming for the lovely gift!

You can see a short clip of the encore (Liszt, Rigoletto) here: