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Chinese Symbols

Chinese Symbols

By | March 3, 2014 at 4:10 am | One comment

There’s nothing like watching one of your colleagues eating fried scorpions from a stick in a market to underline the fact that you are a very long way from home. Lorenzo is always the first in line to try something new, and as he crunches his way through the savoury snack, my...

Posted in: China Taiwan South Korea India March 2014, LSO On Tour

Flute finale…

Flute finale…

By | December 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments

My accompanist Ed and I had a run through last week and it was a match made in heaven, his bouncy enthusiasm my err.. bling! We commandeered a dressing room backstage at the Barbican and ran through the pieces twice and declared ourselves ready! Jo Johnson kindly acted as...

Posted in: Gradeone-athon

Made in Madrid

Made in Madrid

By | November 25, 2013 at 4:16 pm | No comments

People often ask why I take so many photos on tour, especially of food. I think it started on my first tours when I would be travelling all over the place and eager to show what I was eating to my parents. More than a dozen years later I no longer have to pack a camera to...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Madrid November 2013

Do you feel lucky??

Do you feel lucky??

By | November 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments

Well it seems only days ago that I was in Austria penning my last tour blog (oh, it was...). Since then we have played three London concerts, (two of them televised for Mezzo and all recorded for LSO Live) and done a day's recording at Abbey Road Studios for Chinese film, "The...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Paris November 2013

Bonn to Baden Baden via Beethoven

Bonn to Baden Baden via Beethoven

By | October 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments

Concertos - as a musician you spend maybe a decade as a student honing your skills as a soloist playing endless concertos. Then reality hits and you spend the next 30-40 years hearing them played properly and familiarising yourself with the tutti parts. This tour we were due to...

Posted in: Germany October 2013, LSO On Tour

Megaron and the enormous organ

By | February 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm | One comment

Another year, another blog. Yes, I know its February but this is the first time I have managed to put virtual pen paper. I was looking through some of the old blogs the other day which date back to 2007. The reason for this is that we are off to New York soon...

Posted in: Athens February 2011, LSO On Tour

It’s not about the music

By | November 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm | 20 comments

Last night we were in Cologne, one of my favourite German cities, with its beautiful cathedral and fabulous concert hall where we get free beer after the performance - I think I've told you about that before. We played the Widmann violin concerto with Christian Tetzlaff - a...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Milan/Cologne November 2009

Film: LSO at the Daytona Beach International Festival

By | May 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm | One comment

We captured some of the LSO working and playing hard at the Daytona Beach International Festival in this video. Enjoy! And do let us know what you...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival April 2009, LSO On Tour

The end of the show

By | May 3, 2009 at 6:23 am | 2 comments

I think that Daytona Beach fell in love with Kristian Jarvi last night. Anyone who was at the concert we did with him in the Barbican a while ago will know what I'm talking about. The audience wasn't quite as full as other shows here-it was a conductor they weren't familiar with...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival April 2009, LSO On Tour

A Hot and Steamy Sicilian Night

By | July 14, 2008 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments

If you are reading this in England, you might want to go and check your email for a moment and come back in five minutes. We left a very wet Stansted Airport at 9am this morning, and landed 3 hours later at Palermo airport. If you are enjoying the English summer of rain, I...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Sicily/Italy July 2008

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