Pianists From The Past: Teresa Carreño

My Pianists From The Past series continues with this fascinating post detailing the incredible life and career of Venezuelan pianist and composer Teresa Carreño. This article has been written by Venezuelan pianist and pedagogue Clara Rodriguez, who is professor of piano at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, and a noted exponent of South…

Second Anniversary of the Classical Conversations Series

My interview series, Classical Conversations, celebrates its second Anniversary today. I have interviewed thirty-nine eminent pianists and pedagogues on camera to date (number thirty-eight will be published later this week), and it has been such an interesting project. To mark the occasion The Music Teacher Magazine (published by Rhinegold) have very kindly featured my Series in their November…

My life as a Guest Entertainer

I was asked to write a blog post last year by piano teacher, Simon Probert. Simon runs a very successful piano school in Gloucestershire (www.piano-lessons.net). This blog post highlights my life as a guest entertainer: I gave solo classical piano recitals on cruise ships around the world (as well as giving concerts at universities and music…