Islington Festival of Music and Art

Bravely going ahead when Covid rules were still in a state of flux, the Islington Festival of Music an Art took place across the last weekend in July, 22 – 25 July 2021. Organised by violinist Joana Ly and pianist/conductor Martin Andr√© the Festival saw thirteen events take place across …

Keith Swanwick’s ISM Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Keith Swanwick has spent six decades researching and writing about how we do musical education so it was a real privilege to be there when the Incorporated Society of Musicians finally got to present him with his Lifetime Achievement Award (the presentation being delayed a year due to you-know-what). …

OAE at Acland Burghley School

Earlier this month I was invited to Acland Burghley School in Camden to take some photos as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment settle into their new home. In a first for a British orchestra the OAE are moving their admin staff, library and rehearsal spaces into the school …

Cambridge Music Festival 2019

I made my first trip to the Cambridge Music Festival this month, photographing two concerts: I Fagiolini’s Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible and a performance by pianist/composer Zubin Kanga. If you want to influence future performances of wiki-piano.net, which ‘explores the nature of internet culture, using a website to allow the …

Music Junction 2019

It was a real privilege to be invited back to this year’s Music Junction programme, run by the London Chamber Orchestra. Participants go Inside the Orchestra, listening to the music from amongst the musicians, directing the players or playing as part of the rhythm section. Their workshops culminate in the …