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The Joys of EPTA!
26 June 2016


EPTA UK Corporate Members Tour Saturday 25 June at Clement Pianos in Nottingham

EPTA always brings people together. One of the greatest joys of being associated with this wonderful association...

One Autumn Day Surviving Cancer
12 June 2016

Review of a remarkable memoir on suriving cancer from Fred Scott, virtuoso pianist and composer:
One Autumn Day: Surviving Cancer
Fred Scott
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ISMB 978-1-911079-18-7
This is a remarkable, touching,...

When 'Return to Eden' Meets Manchester's RNCM
6 April 2016


When ‘Return to Eden’ meets RNCM: Two new suspense thrillers set around Manchester and its world famous music college

The intense, hardworking concentrated hours spent beavering away as a musician in...

New essay on Musical necromancy
5 April 2016


Musical Necromancy: Liszt’s Fantasy and Fugue on BACH and Busoni’s Fantasia Contrappuntistica

For nearly twenty-five years it was a touching and generous habit of Ronald Stevenson to send me parcels...

Oslo again in June
26 May 2014

This year's European EPTA conference is being held in June at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo from 25th June onwards and focuses on the folk tradition in western...

Aberdeen revisited
25 May 2014

Looking forward very much to an intensive three day visit back to Aberdeen in a few weeks' time for a masterclass on 12 June, Recital on 13th and Tchaikovsky first...

Cambridge revisited
25 May 2014

June is going to be ultra busy as the weekend after three events in Aberdeen sees me back at my old University and the West road concert hall for a...

Concert Three of Complete Beethoven Sonatas in Lanzarote
5 November 2013

Looking forward to performing six Beethoven Piano Sonatas this Saturday- 9 November at the Camel House, Macher in Lanzarote. Included in the programme is op 13, op 81a and...

American Pianists Association Fellwoship Award
25 April 2013


Had a wonderful week as a member of the jury on this wonderful piano competition.

EPTA Guernsey launched!
21 January 2013

This weekend saw the start of the new Guernsey region of the European Piano Teachers' Association. Huge thanks to pianist and teacher Briget MacRae for her enthusiasm and hard...

First review of new Ronald Stevenson 3CD box set
16 January 2013

Just in today:

MUSICAL POINTERS (re divine art dda21372 Ronald Stevenson piano music):
Just in time for Christmas comes this, one of the very most important and entertaining piano recordings...

Dustin Hoffman's new film 'Quartet'
1 January 2013

Dame Maggie Smith: A Master class Artist for Pianists

Truly magical, towering and moving performance from Dame Maggie Smith in Dustin Hoffman’s film Quartet, out today. Below is...

Hogmany drinking music from Robert Burns!
31 December 2012


Murray McLachlan Live DVD recording from RNCM. Francis George Scott (1880-1958) is the outstanding Scottish composer of songs in the 20th Century In the same way that Liszt transcribed...

Pianists joining together
19 October 2012

Just returned from a very happy afternoon at Birmingham Conservatoire. It was a great pleasure to give a 3 hour masterclass to some delightful and talented students. Really...

Weinberg/Vainberg CD Review
3 October 2012

CLASSICAL MUSIC SENTINEL (re divine art dda25105 Russian Piano Music vol. 9 (Weinberg):
The final Allegro molto of the Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 5 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996) is a...

2012 EPTA European conference in Stockholm
28 September 2012

Having a fabulous weekend in Sweden and enjoying beautiful, lugubrious Stockholm immensely- the setting for a really happy, buoyant 2012 EPTA European conference. Gave a Lecture on 'Creativity...

The Leeds International Piano Competition and a week of writing
22 September 2012

September is always recovery month - in the immediate aftermath of the marathon that is Chetham's Piano Summer School- as well as being the start of a new academic year....

Re-release of 6 Vainberg Sonatas
20 September 2012


Feeling very sentimental and touched at the re-release this month on Divine Art of my 1997 six Vainberg piano sonatas. Seems so long ago, yet memories of the old...