Artists and Organizations

Some of my recent work includes programme notes for performances by the following artists, under the auspices of London Handel Festival, Concerts in the West, City of London Sinfonia, Spitalfields Music, St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building.

My most recent commission has been for a Chamber Music New Zealand Regional Tour by Catherine Mackintosh and Douglas Mews, and for a recital of ballades by Brahms, Chopin and Liszt by Bernard D’Ascoli at the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building.

Notes for Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
2016

  • Steven Isserlis (cello), Kurtág & JS Bach (Solo Violoncello Suites BWV1007-1012)
  • Jonathan Powell (piano) Rachmaninoff & Skryabin

2015

  • Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola) & Maciej Grzybowski (piano) Brahms, Szymanski
  • Nick van Bloss (piano) Beethoven, Franck
  • Maki Sekiya (piano) Bartok, Beethoven, Ravel
  • Young Choon-Park (piano) Schumann, Chopin
  • Belcea Quartet (string quartet) Webern, Schubert, Brahms
  • Pedro Lopez (flute) & Irina Lyakhovskaya (piano) Franck, Debussy
  • Nick van Bloss (piano) Haydn, Schumann, Beethoven
  • Jonathan Powell (piano) Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Fauré

2014

  • Steven Isserlis (cello), Kirill Gerstein (piano) Dvorak, Bargiel, Brahms, Zemlinsky
  • Cavaleri Quartet (string quartet) Mozart, Janacek, Beethoven
  • Fitzwilliam Quartet (string quartet) Tchaikovsky, Delius, Sibelius, Shostakovich
  • Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) Couperin, Kalabis, WF Bach, JS Bach
  • Nick van Bloss (piano) JS Bach – Goldberg Variations
  • Bernard d’Ascoli (piano) Brahms, Schubert, Liszt

2013

  • Steven Isserlis (cello) & Connie Shih (piano) Bridge, Britten, Prokofiev
  • Piatti Quartet (string quartet) Beethoven, Britten, Schubert
  • Daniel Tong (piano) Haydn, Beethoven
  • Daniel Tong (piano), Robin Michael (cello), Matthew Truscott (violin) Beethoven, Haydn

 

Notes for London Handel Festival
2016

  • Southbank Sinfonia Dominus Regnavit
  • London Handel Players & Pegasus Choir Youthful Mastery
  • Handel Singing Competition Finalists’ Showcase
  • Lunchtime Concert Series (six concerts)

2015

  • Handel Singing Competition Final Round
  • Southbank Sinfonia Missa Romana
  • London Handel Players at Wigmore Hall Anna Maria Strada & Giovanni Carestini
  • Revolutionary Drawing Room Seven Last Words of Christ
  • Lunchtime Concert Series (six concerts)

2014

  • The Bach Players Vivaldi and Ferrandini
  • Little Baroque Company/Laurence Cummings Sing Foundling Hospital Anthem
  • La Nuova Musica Eternal Source of Light Divine
  • Handel Singing Competition Final Round
  • Southbank Sinfonia Handel’s Contemporaries
  • Oxford Baroque Troppa Cruda, troppo Fiera
  • London Handel Players at Wigmore Hall When Handel met Leclair
  • Little Baroque Company Food
  • Lunchtime Concert Series (eight concerts)

 2013

  • Little Baroque Company Coffee Cantata
  • London Handel Players Deutsche Concerti
  • Southbank Sinfonia Utrecht Te Deum
  • Le Petite Concert Though there be madness, yet there is method in it
  • Little Baroque Company Sing Choruses and Coronation Anthems
  • Handel Singing Competition Final Round
  • Lunchtime Concert Series (ten concerts)

2012

  • Guildhall Baroque Orchestra Inchanted Forest
  • Little Baroque Company Sing Coronation Anthems
  • London Handel Players Orphée
  • Southbank Sinfonia Gloria
  • Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra The English Taste

2011

  • Sounds Baroque
  • Southbank Sinfonia Magnificat
  • Ensemble Chocolat & Christopher Ainslie

 

Chamber Music New Zealand

2016

  • Catherine Mackintosh and Douglas Mews, Mozart

2014

  • Faust Quartet (string quartet) Beethoven, Schubert, Janacek, Psathas, Winkelmann

 Concerts in the West 

2014 – 2016

  • Repicco & Friends Appena chiudo gl’occhi
  • The Kruger Quartet Prussian Quartets
  • Musicians of London Wall The Old Virtuosity Shop
  • The Artisans A Medieval Experience
  • Julian Perkins and Jane Gordon Sonatas


The Bach Players
2015- 2016

  • Laments for Passiontide
  • The Seasons
  • A Musical Offering
  • Stabat Mater


City of London Sinfonietta
2014

  • Hilliard Ensemble, Bryars, Tavener, Pärt


Spitalfields Music
2012

  • Melvyn Tan, Bach


Music at Oxford

2010

  • Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord), Jonathan Manson (gamba), Couperin, Rameau, Marais
  • Emma Pascal (clarinet), Pascal Roge (piano), Brahms, Weber, Debussy
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky
  • Tasmin Little (violin), Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, Mozart
  • Sophie Cashell (piano), Brahms, Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann, Janacek

2009

  • Radu Lupu (piano), Beethoven, Schubert, Janacek
  • Tenebrae (choir), Rachmaninov
  • Maxim Rysanov (viola) Brahms, Britten, Bridge
  • Boris Giltberg (piano), Beethoven Brahms, Grieg Prokofiev
  • Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Strauss

2006-2008

  • European Union Baroque Orchestra, Bach, Galliard, Roman
  • Endellion String Quartet, Brahms

 

Piano
Radu Lupu
Jonathan Powell
Boris Giltberg
Jonathan Biss
Nick van Bloss
Bernard D’Ascoli
Daniel Tong
Melvyn Tan

Harpsichord
Ton Koopman
Mahan Esfahani homas Gould (violin)
Julian Perkins
Trevor Pinnock

Cello
Steven Isserlis
Natalie Clein

Viola
Maxim Rysanov
Krzysztof Chorzelski

Viola da gamba
Jonathan Manson

Violin
Thomas Gould
Tasmin Little
Matthew Truscott

Orchestras
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
NZSO National Youth Orchestra
European Union Chamber Orchestra
City of London Sinfonia
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
European Union Baroque Orchestra
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Aurora Orchestra
Britten Sinfonia

Chamber Ensembles
Fretwork
Brodsky String Quartet
Chilingirian String Quartet
Endellion String Quartet
The Revolutionary Drawing Room
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
Faust String Quartet
Piatti String Quartet
Vardanyan String Quartet
Cavaleri String Quartet

Choral
St Mary’s Collegiate Church Choir, Warwick
The Sixteen
Tenebrae
Hilliard Ensemble