My first time in Paris was certainly a memorable experience! The Cité de la Musique plaza was buzzing with excitement, due to their new hall being recently built. Events during the opening had been scheduled back to back, including three concerts in the chamber hall, which were all sold out! It was an intense pleasure to play the […]Read more "Pleasure in Paris"
Hamburg gave us quite a shock. Ashley and I flew directly from a warm, 18-degree Athens to what felt like the sub-zero depths of winter in Hamburg! There was no drop in the beauty levels, however. This city has given birth to two of the classical music greats, among others, and calls them its ‘sons’: Brahms and […]Read more "Elevated in Hamburg"
When there is sunshine, stunning food, lovely people and a fantastic concert hall, little can go wrong. It is safe to say that Ashley and I fell in love with Greece instantly. With 18 degrees in the middle of January, we experienced our fair share of ‘winter sun’. The atmosphere in Athens was so warm, […]Read more "Greek Warmth"
This is the city that contains my favourite architectural site: The Cologne Cathedral.Read more "Brussels, and Cologne at Christmas"
Three recitals gone, fifteen to go on my ECHO tour! This time, Ashley Fripp and I were in Vienna to perform in the Brahms Saal of the Musikverein. What a beautiful, intimate hall and again we were spoilt by wonderful acoustics that allow for huge dynamic and colour range. It was my first time in Vienna and I […]Read more "Vienna: City of Music and Hot Chocolate"
Our next tour date takes us to the Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden. At 2500 seats, it is the biggest purpose-built concert hall in Germany.Read more "Beautiful Baden-Baden"
Tonight was my first concert of the ECHO Rising Stars concert series. Luxembourg may be a small country, but they have a huge number of people who love classical music!Read more "Liftoff in Luxembourg"