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 …

LCO Peter and the Wolf

The London Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall. They were joined by composer Gabriel Prokofiev introducing his Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra before narrating his grandfather Sergi’s classic Peter and the Wolf. The concert was conducted by LCO’s director Christopher Warren-Green with Mr Switch at the turntables.

Chamber Music Competition 2019

Photos from the final of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition 2019. The finalists were: The Brompton QuartetThe Bloomsbury QuartetPocket Sinfonia Also performing were the Amanzi Quartet, winners of the Audience Prize in the 2018 competition.