My performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto at St. Martin-in-the-Fields with the Locrian Ensemble of London cond. Rimma Sushanskaya was recorded live by Chasing the Dragon audiophile recordings and is already available to purchase as LP or CD at their website http://www.chasingthedragon.co.uk/livebeethovenseries.html
On the same day (1st February) Chandos released my recording with Tasmin Little of music by Amy Beach, Clara Schumann and Dame Ethel Smyth. The recording has already received fabulous reviews - Editors's Choice in Gramophone and Chamber Music choice and a 5 star review from BBC Music Magazine. Read the reviews here....
Other concerts this month
6th - Rossetti Ensemble at Riverside Barn, Walton on Thames
8th - BBC Radio 3 "In Tune" - interview and music by Mozart, Brahms and Bernstein with Emma Johnson
10th - Laurel and Hardy Film programme at Strode Theatre, Somerset
13th - BBC Radio 3 "In Tune" -interview and music by Amy Beach and Clara Schumann with Tasmin Little
15th-18th - 4 Concerts in Scotland for Absolute Classics
The year ahead gets off to a flyer with the remaining day of recording at Henry Wood Hall of the complete chamber music of Robert Furstenthal. Works to be added are sonatas for Flute, horn and oboe in which I will be joined by Kathryn Thomas, Nicholas Korth and Malcolm Messiter. The project stretches to 4 CDs involving members of the Rossetti Ensemble and will be issued by Toccata Classics later this year. It has been a privilege to get to know and perform this highly personal music (much of it never played before) by a composer totally unknown to the general public. Some further info on Furstenthal here.......
Also three recitals with Tasmin Little this month in Bradford, Oswestry and Mold (Theatre Clwyd). Details on Tasmin's website here.....
Most excited to be preparing for my performance of Beethoven Emperor Concerto on February 1st at St. Martin in the Fields. Details here...