Concert introduction with the Heath Quartet at the Ryedale Festival, © Gerard Collett

Concert introduction with the Heath Quartet at the Ryedale Festival, © Gerard Collett

Events 2022


11 January-22 March 11.50am-1pm: A weekly course, The long 19th century II: Salons and symphonies at City Lit (taught online)
13 January-24 March 2-4.10pm: A weekly course, What is Music? at City Lit (taught in person)
13 January 7.30pm: Livestream introduction for Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Dmitry Shishkin, Wigmore Hall 
15 January 9.30am: Record Review survey of recording by Amy Beach, BBC Radio 3
28 January 6.30: Pre-concert talk on Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
19 February 9.30am: Record Review survey of Brahms’s orchestral music by Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Radio 3
20 February 5.30pm: Insight event with Natasha Loges on Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony ‘From the New World’ for the Philharmonia Orchestra, Southbank Centre
8 March 8.45pm: Post-concert discussion with Elaine Mitchener and Gilane Tawadros at Wigmore Hall after the performance WOMENS WORK for International Women’s Day
12 March 5.30pm: Interview with Leslie Caron at Wigmore Hall as part of the Nash Ensemble’s series reconstructing National Gallery wartime concert programmes
13 March 4pm: ‘Brahms and the Cello 1‘, lecture recital with Selma Gocken and John Lenehan, Razumovksy Trust
20 March 4pm: ‘Brahms and the Cello 2‘, lecture recital with Selma Gocken and John Lenehan, Razumovksy Trust
22 March 5.30pm: Learn Live: Exploring Beethoven, online session on Beethoven’s music and the current exhibition at the British Library
23 March 7:30pm: Interview with Evelyn Glennie as part of the British Library online event, Feeling Sound Revisited
24 March 7pm: ‘The Healing Power of Music‘, discussion panel for Royal Philharmonic Society with Amina Hussain, Katherine Spencer, David Ayre and Natalie Ellis, at Marylebone School
6 April 11am: Red House Discovery Session on Ethel Smyth, in connection with the Red House’s exhibition Britten & Women
7 April 2-4pm: A one-off session, ‘Great Works: Janáček’s “Intimate Letters” Quartet’, City Lit
8-10 April Panel discussion chairing at Ludlow English Song Weekend, including discussions with Kate Kennedy and Donald Macleod, and narrations for the closing recital ‘Still Alive and Frying Bacon’
21 April 6.30pm: Friends insight event on Monteverdi’s Orfeo for Garsington Opera, held at Wolfson College Oxford
26 April-5 July 11.50am-1pm: A weekly course, The long 19th century III: National Pride and New Directions at City Lit (taught online)
26 April 6.30pm: French Operetta evening at Fidelio Café, Clerkenwell, for friends of Opera Rara
28 April-26 May 2-4.10pm: A weekly course, Ethel Smyth: An introduction at City Lit (taught in person)
29 April 6.20: Pre-concert talk on Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony ahead of a performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
 1 May 12pm: ‘The Birds and the Bees: Lieder and the natural world’ study event for Leeds Lieder, Howard Assembly Room

7pm: Pre-concert talk for Louise Alder and Joseph Middleton at Leeds Lieder, Howard Assembly Room

6 May 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk for Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of music by Beethoven and Weber, Hexagon, Reading
15 May 6.30pm: Online presentation for the Wagner Society of Scotland, ‘Wagnerism, “Smetana-ism”, and cosmopolitan Bohemians’
28 May 10.30am: Review of Richard Strauss’s orchestral works on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review 
30 May 8pm: Lecture, ‘At home with the Schumanns’, for Kingston and District Chamber Music Society, New Malden
10 June 2pm: Pre-performance talk on the String Quartets of Béla Bartók, ahead of a complete performance of his quartets by the Doric Quartet, Pears Recital Room, Snape Maltings
18 June 4pm: Festival talk, ‘Bettering Beethoven?’, for the Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival, Wimbledon
19-25 June Guest Lecturer for the Martin Randall ‘Schubertiade’ tour to Schwarzenburg (including daily presentations)
28 June 2.30pm: ‘Research Communication’ presentation for the Centre of Applied Research in the Arts, University of Hull
12 July 2pm-5pm: One-off course for City Lit, ‘Classical Music: An Introduction‘ (taught online)
14 July 1.30pm-3.30pm: One-off course for City Lit, ‘Wagner’s Ring Cycle: An Overview‘ (taught in person)
15 July 10.30am-5.30pm: Convenor for Cheltenham Festival’s annual Composium, with Mahan Esfahani and Fenella Humphreys
17 July 7pm: Pre-concert talk, ‘The Wanderer’ at Duncombe Park for the Ryedale Festival
19 July 2pm: Pre-concert talk, ‘Handels Acis & Galatea‘ at All Saints’ Church, Helmsley for the Ryedale Festival
20 July 7pm: Pre-concert talk, ‘Mystical Songs’ at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Pickering for the Ryedale Festival
25 July 7.30pm: Guest in the box at the BBC Proms for BBC Radio 3 – the CBSO with Kazuki Yamada (Glinka, Smyth, Rachmaninov)
30 July 6pm: Pre-concert talk, ‘Looking West’ with Julian Philips and Rebecca Hurst, at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Pickering for the Ryedale Festival
20 August 7.06pm: Guest on BBC World Service for BBC Proms broadcast of music by Dvořák and Eisendle
10 September 9.30am: Guest on Radio 3’s Building a Library panel discussion about how to build a library!
21 September-30 November 10.30-12.30am: A weekly course, The long 19th century I: Romantics, poets and virtuosos at City Lit (taught online)
22 September-1 December 2-4pm: A weekly course, Music Criticism: A History at City Lit (taught in person)

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