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The Melicus Duo – 13 February 2015

13 February 2015 The Melicus Duo: Song Recital Details: The Melicus Duo performs their debut at Leeds University’s lunchtime recital series.   Venue: Clothworker’s Hall, Leeds University Time: 13:00

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Celebrating Richard Hageman

11 December 2014 The Opening of the Richard Hageman Aqueduct: Celebrating Richard Hageman Marie Vassiliou – Soprano Corinne Morris – Cello Nico de Villiers – Piano Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands  

Yorick’s back

 I recently had two posts introducing the work I am doing on André Tchaikowsky, but as I was asked to publish an article exclusively in International Piano Magazine, I was asked to remove the two posts. Click Here then to read this article as published in International Piano Magazine. My survey of the Seven Shakespeare Sonnets as set by André …

Blogging Bartok

Just over a year ago I published my first blog post here and so I’ll celebrate today with a blog post of an occasion that will for sure stay with me for some time.   The past few weeks (months to be honest) have kept me busy counting quavers. I grappled my way through chord clusters and sinuous tone rows. …

Home is where the Heart is

Whenever we as musicians are fortunate enough to travel to Vienna or Salzburg we have the houses of a.o. Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven at the top of our list of places to visit. Furthermore Vienna’s Zentralfriedhof or Père Lachaise in Paris are pilgrimage destinies for literary travellers, musicians, philosophers and other enthusiasts.   The other side of the coin is …

So lebt denn wohl Heroen

As winter is getting colder and Christmas is around the corner various programmes on telly are starting to broadcast reviews of what happened during this past year. This time of year it seems that many are taking stock of what had been and what (optimistically) should be different in the next calendar year. An added excitement for this year has …