After a very busy end to 2018, life in 2019 begins by settling in to life in Stavanger, Norway. Kate and I relocated from London in November 2018, and I’m looking forward to new opportunities and musical partnerships in 2019. Watch this space for more updates over the coming months!
Following a very enjoyable concert in Stavanger with James Fountain, I made my last trip to Norway for 2017 where I conducted Ila Brass Band in their Christmas Concert in Trondheim. I’m looking forward to 2018, when I’ll be returning to both Stavanger and Trondheim ahead of the Norwegian Nationals in Bergen in early February.
I’m very much looking forward to conducting Stavanger Brass Band on Sunday 26 November, featuring James Fountain as guest soloists (Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). James will join the band to play Arutiunian’s trumpet Concerto amongst other concert items.
Mor details can be found by visiting the band’s Facebook page here.
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra is one of Ireland’s foremost and most versatile professional ensembles, and it was a huge pleasure to work with them in Dublin for their lunchtime concert on Tuesday 15 August. It was also great to work with the brilliant cellist Richard Harwood, who performed beautifully in both Ravel’s ‘Pièce en form de Habanera’ and Popper’s ‘Hungarian Rhapsody’. The orchestra’s wind section was also on top form on Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite no. 2. You can listen again to the broadcast by visiting here.