Celebrity Christmas Gala at Kings Place 2016

Yesterday I spent a thoroughly enjoyable morning at Kings Place (a hub for the arts near Kings Cross Station in London), soaking up a Christmas Gala concert with a difference. I don’t write many reviews (you’ll already know that if you are a regular reader of this piano blog), and I rarely go to concerts…

Great Piano Composers of the Classical Era

Pianist Magazine’s extra edition, Great Piano Composers of the Classical Era, is out NOW! You can purchase the digital version (pictured above), and from today, it’s also available to buy on the UK newsstand, in over 400 WH Smiths and specialist shops such as Yamaha Music London, Selfridges etc. You can also order the hard copy edition. With…

An Exciting New Concert Series Launched by Rhinegold Publishing

Here is a great new series of concerts which are taking place throughout the year and are to be held at London’s Conway Hall, WC1. This free series aims to bring music to all, removing the barriers to classical music and offering a unique take on the classical recital experience. Each concert will be followed…

Piano Talk with Noriko Ogawa: Part 1

Japanese concert pianist has already been kind enough to take part in my Classical Conversations Series and you can enjoy the interview here. However, we decided to meet again and chat more about several subjects. In Part 1 of this two part interview which was filmed at Steinway Hall in London, we talk about the best…