Thoroughly Good Podcast

I was delighted to take part in Jon Jacob’s Thoroughly Good Podcast project with composer Thomas Hewitt Jones (who happens to be one of the first people to feature in my Meet the Artist series). We met in the crypt bar at St John’s Smith Square (one of my favourite music venues in London) toContinue reading “Thoroughly Good Podcast”

An Autumn Sonata – a personal journey through Schubert’s penultimate piano sonata: the Andantino and the Scherzo

This article first appeared in The Schubertian (No 97 January 2018), the journal of The Schubert Institute (UK) Startling contrasts – the Andantino and the Scherzo The second movement of the Sonata in A, D959, marked Andantino, is quite unlike anything else that Schubert wrote. Described by pianist Jonathan Biss as “a composed hallucination”, itContinue reading “An Autumn Sonata – a personal journey through Schubert’s penultimate piano sonata: the Andantino and the Scherzo”

Off The Podium podcast

Armenian-American conductor Tigran Arakelyan, creator of the Off The Podium podcast series, interviews Frances Wilson, pianist, piano teacher, writer and author of The Cross-Eyed Pianist, about her unusual path into piano teaching, the creation of her blog, concerts and concert reviewing, “changing the vocabulary” in teaching, and more….. More about Off The Podium and linksContinue reading “Off The Podium podcast”