DIARY

2019 HIGHLIGHTS

 

January 13       Two-piano recital with Ludovico Troncanetti, Teatro Maria Caniglia, Sulmona, Italy

ARENSKY Suite no. 1, opus 15

RAKHMANINOV Suite no. 2, opus 17

RAKHMANINOV Symphonic Dances, opus 45

 

January 15       Liederabend, Lancaster Hall Hotel, London

SCHUBERT Mignons Gesang, D321; Du bist die Ruh’, D776

LISZT Freudvoll und leidvoll, S280ii; Die Lorelei, S273iv

R. STRAUSS Schlechtes Wetter, opus 69/5; Meinem Kinde, opus 37/3; Heimliche Aufforderung, opus 27/3 (with Caroline Taylor, soprano)

WAGNER O du mein holder Abendstern

R. STRAUSS Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne, opus 19/3

MAHLER Rheinlegendchen (with Christian Adolph, bass)

A. MAHLER Laue Sommernacht; Bei dir ist es traut

MAHLER Ich ging mit Lust einen grünen Wald; Frühlingsmorgen (with Gabriella Noble, mezzo-soprano)

 

January 25       Lecture and Concert, Palazzo Biscari, Catania, Sicily

LISZT Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S154

LISZT Zweiter Mephisto-Walzer

LISZT Réminiscences de l’opéra Norma de Bellini

 

April 5             Two-piano recital with Ludovico Troncanetti, Tata Theatre, Mumbai, India

MOZART/GRIEG Sonata in C major, KV545

RUBINSTEIN Fantaisie, opus 73

ARENSKY Suite no. 1, opus 15

LISZT Réminiscences de Norma, S655

LISZT Grandes Variations de concert sur un thème des Puritains de Bellini, S654i (World première performance)

 

April 7             Piano duet recital with Ludovico Troncanetti, Pune, India

MOZART Sonata in F major, KV497

GRIEG Norwegian Dances, opus 35

RUBINSTEIN Sonata in D major, opus 89

LISZT Sonnambula di Bellini – Grande Fantasia di concerto, S627

 

May 1-2          Two-piano recording for Brilliant Classics with Mattia Ometto, Conservatorio di Padova, Italy

LISZT Eine Faust-Symphonie

LISZT Dante-Symphonie

 

May 16/17       Jury of Cortot Prize, Ecole normale, Paris

July 7-14         Masterclasses and recital, Schloss Schillingsfürst, Germany

 

July 21-27       Masterclasses, International Summer Piano Academy, Disentis, Switzerland

 

August 3          Two pianos, six hands concert, Piano Week, Moreton Hall, Weston Rhyn, Shropshire, with Samantha Ward and Maciej Raginia

GRAINGER Jutish Medley

GRAINGER English Dance

GRAINGER The Warriors

GRAINGER Green Bushes

GRAINGER Zanzibar Boat-Song

 

August 15-27  Masterclasses and recital, Chetham’s School, Manchester

LISZT Trois Odes funèbres: Les morts; La notte; Le triomphe funèbre du Tasse, S516/516a/517

LISZT Réminiscences de l’opéra Robert le diable de Meyerbeer: Cavatine et Valse infernale, S412a & S413

September 29-30         Two-piano recording for Brilliant Classics with Mattia Ometto, Conservatorio di Padova, Italy

BEETHOVEN/LISZT Symphony no. 9

 

November 10  Recital, Wigmore Hall, London

MOZART Sonata in A major, KV331

BEETHOVEN Sonata in B flat major, opus 22

LISZT Trois Odes funèbres: Les morts; La notte; Le triomphe funèbre du Tasse, S516/516a/517

LISZT Réminiscences de l’opéra Robert le diable de Meyerbeer: Cavatine et Valse infernale, S412a & S413

 

November 27  Liszt Day at Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig: lecture and recital

Also forthcoming:

 

2020

 

February 27     Recital, Athenæum, London

MOZART Sonata in A major, KV331

BEETHOVEN Sonata in B flat major, opus 22

LISZT Réminiscences de l’opéra Robert le diable de Meyerbeer: Cavatine et Valse infernale, S412a & S413

 

March 16-28   Member of Jury, Liszt International Piano Competition, Utrecht

 

2021

 

June 11-20      Festival, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: recital, chamber music, masterclasses

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

January 13       Two-piano recital with Ludovico Troncanetti, Accademia Chigiana, Siena

RUBINSTEIN Fantasy in F minor, opus 73

LISZT Concerto pathétique, S258i

LISZT Réminiscences de Don Juan, S656

 

April 29           Seventieth birthday recital, Wigmore Hall, London, and

June 1              War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand, and

June 13            Elizabeth Murdoch Recital Hall, Melbourne, and

July 12            Schloss Schillingsfürst, Germany, and

October 24      Auditorio Fundación Beethoven, Buenos Aires

‘LISZT AT THE OPERA’  

LISZT Sarabande und Chaconne über Themen aus dem Singspiel Almira von G F Händel, S181; Aïda di G. Verdi – Danza sacra e duetto finale, S436; Fantasie über Themen aus Mozarts Figaro und Don Giovanni, S697; Réminiscences des Huguenots de Meyerbeer – Grande Fantaisie dramatique, S412ii; Les adieux – Rêverie sur un motif de l’opéra Roméo et Juliette de Charles Gounod, S409; Réminiscences de Norma de Bellini – Grande Fantaisie, S394

 

August 17-23   Chetham’s School, Chester Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Threlfall

TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto no. 2 in G major, opus 44

 

September 16   Conway Hall, London, with I musicanti

BEETHOVEN Concerto no. 5 arr. Lachner with string quintet

 

November 13 Bruckner-Saal, Linz, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Petr Altrichter

LISZT De profundis – Psaume instrumental, S121a

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

 

February 19     Recital, Arizona State University

BEETHOVEN Fifteen Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme in E flat major, opus 35 ‘Eroica’

GRIEG Suite ‘From Holberg’s Time’, opus 40

LISZT Variations on a motif by J. S. Bach ‘Weinen, Klagen’, S180

LISZT Fantasy on themes from Mozart’s Figaro and Don Giovanni, S697

 

March 11         Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch, Brisbane

LISZT Concerto no. 2

LISZT Totentanz

 

March 18         Recital, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, and

March 26         Recital, Sydney Opera House

April 29           Conservatorio di Messina

LISZT Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S154

LISZT Großes Konzertsolo, S176

LISZT Scherzo und Marsch, S177

LISZT Variationen über das Motif von J. S. Bach: ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’, S180

LISZT Aïda di Giuseppe Verdi – Danza sacra e duetto finale, S436

LISZT Zweiter Mephisto-Walzer, S515

 

April 23           Recital, Haddington, Scotland

BEETHOVEN Fifteen Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme in E flat major, opus 35 ‘Eroica’

GRIEG Suite ‘From Holberg’s Time’, opus 40

LISZT Variations on a motif by J. S. Bach ‘Weinen, Klagen’, S180

LISZT Fantasy on themes from Mozart’s Figaro and Don Giovanni, S697

 

May 4              Recital, St Peter’s, Eaton Square, London

MOZART Sonata in A major, KV331

GRIEG Sonata in E minor, opus 7

LISZT Sarabande und Chaconne über Themen aus dem Singspiel Almira von G F Händel, S181

RAKHMANINOV Sonata no. 1 in D minor, opus 28

 

May 25            Recording and performance, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London: LISZT Elegy for cor anglais, piano, harp and harmonium, w Nicholas Daniel, oboe first performance

 

July 8              Dulwich Symphony Orchestra, Leigh O’Hara, All Saints’, West Dulwich

RAKHMANINOV Concerto no. 3 in D minor, opus 30, Dulwich Symphony Orchestra,

 

July 12            Liszt Festival, Schloss Schillingsfürst, Germany – Liederabend with soprano Margriet Buchberger

LISZT Im Rhein, S272iii; Die Loreley, S273iv; Der Fischerknabe, S229ii/1; Ihr Glocken von Marling, S328; Es war ein König in Thule, S278ii; Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh’, S306ii; Jugendglück, S323ii; Freudvoll und leidvoll, S280ii; Der du von dem Himmel bist, S279ii; Du bist wie eine Blume, S279ii; Vergiftet sind meine Lieder S289iii; Es rauschen die Winde, S294ii; Bist du!, S277ii; Nimm einen Strahl der Sonne, S310ii; Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S314; O lieb, S298ii

 

August 20        Chetham’s School, Manchester, Stockport Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Threlfall

BEETHOVEN Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, opus 73

 

October 1        Liszt Festival, Cordoba Mosque, Spain, Festival Orchestra

1          LISZT Concerto for piano and string orchestra ‘Malédiction’

 

October 19      Recording three short films illustrating LISZT Années de pèlerinage II, Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

 

November 8-10           Recording for Hyperion, Potton Hall, Suffolk: LISZT CD 100

LISZT Magyar Rapszodiák – Rapsodies hongroises – Ungarische Rhapsodien No. 23 in C sharp minor ‘Rêves et fantaisies’, S242/23; Preludio funebre, S205b; La lugubre gondola [2nd draft], S199a/ii; Dritter Mephisto-Walzer [1st draft], S215a; Bülow-Marsch [1st draft], S229b; Dem Andenken Petöfis [revised version], S195ii; Den Schutz-Engeln (Angelus) [1st version, 1st sketch], S162a/i; Den Zypressen der Villa d’Este I [1st version], S162b/1; Album-Leaf ‘Aus dem Mephisto-Walzer’, S167m/2; Danse des sylphes de La damnation de Faust de Hector Berlioz [1st version], S474a; Maometto II de Rossini – Fantaisie, S421b; Album-Leaf: ‘Düsseldorf Preludio’, S163f/2; Album-Leaf: ‘Ave Maria’, S164q; Album-Leaf: ‘Dublin’, S164r; Album-Leaf: ‘An die Künstler I’, S166t/1; Album-Leaf: ‘An die Künstler II’, S166t/2; Largo en si mineur, S692p/1; Essai sur l’indifference, S692p/2; Klavierstück in Es-Moll, S692n; Kavallerie-Geschwindmarsch, S460

 

November 19  Recital, Arezzo, Italy

BEETHOVEN Fifteen Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme in E flat major, opus 35 ‘Eroica’

LISZT Großes Konzertsolo, S176

LISZT Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S154

LISZT Légendes, S176