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 2018

16 January-20 March 10.50am-1pm: A weekly course, Vienna and Music 1890-1920 at City Lit
18 January-22 March 2-4.10pm: A weekly course, Music Criticism: a history at City Lit
20 January 9.30am: Conversation with Andrew McGregor of new chamber releases on Record Review, Radio 3
14 February 10.15am-12.15pm: Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington: ‘Light and Landscape’ with Jo Lewis
23 February 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk at Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, for the Hallé
7 March 7.30pm: Directing Middlesex University Singers’ Ensemble Concert (music by Bernstein and Sondheim) at Burgh House, Hampstead
12 March 6pm: Performance skills workshop with Sally Burgess, Royal College of Music
14 March 10.15am-12.15pm: Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington: ‘The turning tide’ with Jo Lewis
 19 March 2.30pm: ‘Brahms and his Poets‘ discussion panel led by Natasha Loges, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
6-8 April Presentations and panel discussions at the Ludlow English Song Weekend 
17 April-26 June 10.50am-1pm: A weekly course, Beethoven, Bartók and the String Quartet at City Lit
19 April-28 June 2-4.10pm: A weekly course, Music and Philosophy at City Lit
21 April 9am-11.45am: Discussing new releases live in conversation with Andrew McGregor on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review
25 April 7pm: Insight talk on Strauss’ Capriccio for Garsington Opera
26 April 10am: Interview with Sir James MacMillan for ISM Members’ Day, LSO St Luke’s

7pm: Host of Golden Sounds, on the history of the Saxophone, at Christ Church Kensington

4 May 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk at The Hexagon, Reading, for the Bruckner Linz Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Chorus 
 12 May 12.15pm: Slot on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters discussing composers who were also artists
16 May 10.15am: ‘Brahms in Context’, a talk with musical illustrations by Joo Yeon Sir, for Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington

8.45pm: Post-concert talk with Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside at the Wigmore Hall

16 June 4pm: Festival lecture, ‘This timeless town…’: Music in Paris, from Franck to Stravinsky Marryat Players Chamber Music Festival, Wimbledon, for the
13-19 July Four talks on the music of Antonín Dvořak at the Ryedale Festival
14 July 9am-11.45am: Discussing new releases live in conversation with Andrew McGregor on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review
19 July 5.30pm: In Conversation with Chi-Chi Nwanoku at the Ryedale Festival
20 July 2pm: In Conversation with Judith Weir at the Ryedale Festival
25 July 7pm: In Conversation with Robert Hollingworth at the Ryedale Festival
2 August 2-5pm: Classical Music: An Introduction at City Lit
4-5 August Come and Sing Duruflé’s Requiem at City Lit, with Edward Breen
7 August 5.45pm (and later on Radio 3): Proms Plus talk on Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with Lucy Winkett
9 August 2-5pm: Wagner’s Ring Cycle: An Overview at City Lit
16 August 2-5pm: Lieder: A Beginner’s Guide at City Lit
19 August 4pm: An introduction to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the North Norfolk Music Festival
13 September 9.30pm: Post-concert interview with Pekka Kuusisto at the Wigmore Hall
18 September-27 November 10.50am-1pm: A weekly course, The Long Nineteenth Century I  at City Lit
20 September-29 November 2-4.10pm: A weekly course, Lieder:Music and Poetry at City Lit
30 September 6pm: Insights talk on the music of Bruckner, Wagner and Schoenberg for the Philharmonia Orchestra
6 October 12pm: Study day on Mahler’s Symphonies 1 and 5 with Gavin Plumley at the Southbank Centre
10 October 10.15am-12.15pm: Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington on Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
16 October 7pm: Introduction to a curated concert at Leighton House for Kensington & Chelsea Music Society
20 October 6pm: Pre-concert introduction to the Nash Ensemble’s 2018/19 season ‘German Romantics’ at the Wigmore Hall
31 October 10.15am-12.15pm: Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington on Walton’s Symphony no.1
8 November 6pm: Pre-concert interview with Lionel Meunier, founder of Vox Luminis, at the Wigmore Hall
10 November 9am-11.45am: Discussing the best releases of 2018 live in conversation with Andrew McGregor on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review
14 November 10.15am-12.15pm: Music Talks at Christ Church Kensington on Ives’s ‘Concord’ Sonata and Copland’s Quiet City
16 November 6.30pm: Pre-concert talk on Mozart’s Symphony no.41 for Sinfonia Viva at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 
24 November Presentation on Berlioz and the 1851 Great Exhibition as part of the Berlioz Society‘s annual study weekend
6-13 December 2-4.10pm:  A two week focus course on Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at City Lit
15 December 9am-11.45am: Discussing new releases live in conversation with Andrew McGregor on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review

 

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