4th - Rossetti Ensemble at Welwyn Garden Concert Club
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat K.493
August Klughardt: Schilflieder
(5 Fantasy Pieces for Piano, Oboe and Viola Op.28 )
Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor (1932)
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin (1917) arr: Rachel Messiter
16th - BBC Concert Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall
I'll join the orchestra for the world premiere of John Harle's Saxophone Concerto performed by Jess Gillam. The newly refurbished hall opened earlier this month.
23-29 - Concerts in Taiwan with violinist Nai-Yuan Hu
A return to Taipei to perform Elgar's Violin Sonata with this prize-winning violinist.
March and April were spent primarily writing - including library music for West One Music and a new arrangement for Maksim Mrvica. Concerts included an informal private performance with the marvellous tenor Joseph Calleja at the Overseas League House in London. He casually mentioned that he had stopped in London on route from Munich where he had finished singing the part of Don Jose in Carmen, to New York for the Met's new production of Tosca! Other concerts were with Emma Johnson in Exeter, Wadsworth and Middlesborough where we performed Jonathan Dove's "Pied Piper" with 100 local school children - a memorable experience. Other highlights included playing the opening concert of the St. Endellion Easter Festival and a concert with the Rossetti ensemble at the Purcell School.