I enjoy discovering and highlighting new piano related courses and festivals, and this event is taking place in Canada, from July 31st to August 9th 2015. The Cui International Music Festival is essentially a Summer course focusing on singers and pianists, and it boasts an impressive faculty of professors, an interesting array of guest artists and an innovative programme….
My nineteenth Classical Conversation is with British concert pianist Valerie Tryon. Valerie now resides in Ancaster in Ontario, Canada, but was visiting the UK to record a disc with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra when I caught up with her in London last week. Valerie’s career as a concert pianist began while she was still a child….