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 2021 

11 January 7.30pm: Introducing the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective at Wigmore Hall, livestreamed
12 January-23 March 10.50am-1pm: A weekly course, The Long Nineteenth Century II: Salons and Symphonies at City Lit (taught online)
14 January-25 March 2-4.10pm: A weekly course, Schubert in Focus at City Lit (taught online)
30 January 9.30am: New chamber music releases, BBC Radio 3’s Record Review
12 February 1-2pm: Three’s Company 1 – Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor, Op.1 no.3, a lunchtime talk for Benslow Music
19-20 February Introducing livestream broadcasts from the Bath Bachfest at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon
21 February 5pm: Guest contributor to The Listening Service with Tom Service, BBC Radio 3
26 February 1-2pm: Three’s Company 2 – Schubert’s Piano Trio in E flat major, D929, a lunchtime talk for Benslow Music
1 March 7.30pm: Introducing Septura brass ensemble at Wigmore Hall, livestreamed 
3 March 7.30pm: Introducing the Leonore Piano Trio at Wigmore Hall, livestreamed 
5 March 1pm: Introducing Martin Roscoe at Wigmore Hall, livestreamed

7.30pm: Introducing Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton at Wigmore Hall, livestreamed 

12 March 1-2pm: Three’s Company 3 – Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major, Op.8, a lunchtime talk for Benslow Music
26 March 1-2pm: Three’s Company 4 – Dvořák’s ‘Dumky’ Trio, Op.90, a lunchtime talk for Benslow Music
15 April 2-4pm: A one-off session introducing Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony at City Lit
17 April 10am: Building a Library on Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet, BBC Radio 3’s Record Review
20 April-29 June 10.50am-1pm, A weekly course, Robert Schumann in Focus at City Lit (taught online)
22 April-1 July 2-4.10pm: A weekly course, The long 19th century III: national pride and new directions at City Lit (taught online)
 24 April 11.30am & 3pm: Introducing Brian Elias day at Wigmore Hall, livestreamed
4-6 June A weekend course, Introducing Ludwig, at Benslow Music (taught online)
9 June 7.45pm: Introducing Michael Foyle & Martin Cousins in a Park Lane Group recital, 22 Mansfield Street
20 June 10.30am-12pm: Study event, ‘Schubert and Beethoven, the birth of the Lied Cycle and a new voice in Romanticism’ as part of Leeds Lieder 2021, featuring performers from the LL Young Artists scheme
23 June 1-4.30pm: City Lit one-off course, Dido and Aeneas: From Virgil to Purcell with Nikoletta Manioti
9 July 10.30am-5pm: Chairman/host of Composium at Cheltenham Music Festival
17 July 9.30am: Building a Library on Liszt’s B minor Piano Sonata for BBC Radio 3’s Record Review
2 August 7.30pm: Interval guest on BBC Radio 3 for Proms performance with Ryan Bancroft & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
7 August 9.30am: Introducing top 5 recordings of works by Felix Mendelssohn as Proms Composer on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review
10 August 7.30pm: Interval guest on BBC Radio 3 for Proms performance with John Storgårds & BBC Philharmonic 
6 September 6.30pm: Opening season talk for Ripon Concerts
7 September 7.30pm: Interval guest on BBC Radio 3 for Proms performance with Mark Elder & the Hallé Orchestra
21 September-30 November 11.50am-1pm: A weekly course, The long 19th century I: Romantics, poets and virtuosos at City Lit (taught online)
23 September-2 December 2-4.10pm: A weekly course, Benjamin Britten: Place, Poetry Music at City Lit (taught in person)
24 September 10.30am: In Camera-Ex Camera, a talk for Beverley Chamber Music Festival
3 October 2pm: Radio interview discussing the forthcoming Nash Ensemble series on the Sunday Supplement with Tony Barnfield, Cambridge 105 Radio
7 October 1pm: Introducing The Myra Hess Concert 2021 at the National Gallery, given by The Nash Ensemble
8 October 6.15pm: A talk, ‘Bach: The Mathematics of Beauty and their Origins in Nature‘ for the Two Moors Festival, All Saints’ Church, Dulverton
9 October 10.30am: In conversation with Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins at the Two Moors Festival, All Saints’ Church, Dulverton
13 October 11am & 3.15pm: ‘The Brilliant Abyss‘, a two-part conversation and performance with Helen Scales, Laurence Crane, Harriet Burns and Cole Knutson at the Oxford Lieder Festival
16 October 5.30pm: Pre-concert discussion with Nigel Hess, Libbie Foster and Dame Patricia Routledge ahead of the first of the Nash Ensemble’s season of National Gallery Wartime concert reconstructions, Wigmore Hall
23 October 9.30am:  Building a Library on Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet for BBC Radio 3’s Record Review
30 October 10am: Leading the LESW Think Tank, a panel discussion at Ludlow English Song Weekend, St Lawrence’s Church, Ludlow
12 November 11am: Talk, online and in person, ‘How to listen to music’, ahead of an evening performance from the OAE Experience Ensemble at the Wiltshire Music Centre 
16 November 7.30pm: Livestream host and interviewer for ‘Female Portraits’, a recital with Lucy Crowe and Anna Tilbrook at Bach Mozartfest
19 November 11am: ‘Mickey Mouse and the Curious Case of the Musical Goat’, a talk on music and cartoons for Stonar School 
21 November 10.30am: Study morning for the Britten Weekend at Snape Maltings, with Dr Lucy Walker and Prof Simon McVeigh
29 November-3 December Guest all week on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Composer of the Week‘, exploring the life and works of Emilie Mayer (1812-1883)
9 December 2-4pm: A City Lit one-off session on William Walton’s First Symphony
10 December 1.30-5pm: A City Lit one-off session with Nikoletta Manioti on the Orpheus myth, including settings by Monteverdi and Gluck

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)
15 January 9.30am: Record Review survey of recording by Amy Beach, BBC Radio 3

5.30pm: Pre-concert interview with Leslie Caron ahead of the first 2022 concert of the Nash Ensemble‘s season of National Gallery Wartime concert reconstructions, Wigmore Hall

28 January 6.30: Pre-concert talk on Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
30 January-6 February Coffee talks, interviews and streamed events for the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam  

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