Lecture at New Paths Festival Beverley 2023, © Matthew Johnson

Events 2023

18 January-29 March 10.30am-12.30pm: A weekly course, The long 19th century II: Salons and symphonies at City Lit (taught online)
19 January-16 February 2-4pm: A weekly course, Rachmaninoff: An Introduction at City Lit (taught in person)
2 February 6pm: Insights Talk for Philharmonia’s Dances of Death & Desire, Royal Festival Hall
18 February 11am-5.30pm: Leader of Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival ‘Discovery Day’, with music by Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák, Treowen Manor, Monmouthshire
26 February 10am-2pm: Speaker for Philharmonia’s Insights Day: Music, Protest and Change, Royal Festival Hall
2-30 March 2-4pm: A weekly course, Amy Beach: An Introduction at City Lit (taught in person)
8 March 1pm: Livestream introduction for Héloïse Werner and Tippett Quartet at Wigmore Hall (International Women’s Day)

7.30pm: Livestream introduction for The Hermes Experiment at Wigmore Hall (International Women’s Day)

3 April 8pm: Lecture, ‘Name that Tune?’, for Kingston and District Chamber Music Society, New Malden
6 April 2-4pm: A one-off session, Great Works: Grieg’s Piano Concerto, at City Lit (taught in person)
15-16 April Panel discussion chairing for Ludlow English Song Weekend, Ludlow Assembly Rooms
22 April 9.30am: Discussion of ‘New Releases’ for BBC Radio 3’s Record Review with Andrew McGregor
26 April-5 July 10.30am-12.30pm: A weekly course, The long 19th century III: National Pride and New Directions at City Lit (taught online)
26 April 6.20pm: Pre-concert talk on the music of Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Tchaikovsky for the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
13 May 6pm: Pre-concert talk for the Sitkovetsky Trio and Friends, Menuhin Hall, Surrey Hills International Music Festival
15 June 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk on the songs of Brahms, Robert Schumann and Kurt Weill for Leeds Lieder
16 June 12.30pm: Study event for Leeds Lieder, ‘I am’, with performances from Leeds Lieder Young Artists
6.30pm: Pre-concert talk introducing an evening concert by Ailish Tynan and Joseph Middleton at Leeds Lieder
23-30 June Expert lecturer for ‘Music Along the Rhine‘, cultural tour with Martin Randall Travel
9 August 10.30am-12.30pm: A one-off session, Great Works: Grieg’s Piano Concerto, at City Lit (taught in person)

2-5pm: A taster session, Classical Music: An Introduction, at City Lit (taught in person)

10 August 9am: Guest on How to Play: Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” String Quartet with the Heath Quartet on BBC Radio 4
19 August 9.30am: Choice of 5 top recordings of Robert Schumann for Record Review on BBC Radio 3
19 September-28 November 10.30am-12.30pm: A weekly course, Topics in Romantic Music, at City Lit (taught online)
20 September-18 October 2-4pm: A weekly course, Exploring Samuel and Avril Coleridge-Taylor, at City Lit (taught in person)
22 September 2.30pm: Festival talk, Old Sounds, New Histories, for the New Paths Autumn Festival, Beverley
25 September 7pm: Season overview talk for Ripon Concerts, Holy Trinity, Ripon
14 October 4.30pm: Pre-concert talk and season overview for the Nash Ensemble’s series From my Homeland, Wigmore Hall
1-29 November 2-4pm: A weekly course, Exploring Brahms’s Symphonies, at City Lit (taught in person)
3-5 November Expert lecturer for ‘Consone Quartet – From Haydn to Bruckner on period instruments‘, cultural tour with Martin Randall Travel, Taunton
11 November 10.30am: Building a Library on Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony no.9, ‘From the New World’, for Record Review on BBC Radio 3

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