Music: Rosettes, Shields, Trophies and other gongs

(written in 2008) In a world where commercialism and competitiveness are increasingly seeping into the world of performance and arts education, it is perhaps a good time to examine whether competitiveness has any place in music. Can it help the consumer, overburdened with commercialism and bombarded with “ eyeball” input, to come to any conclusion […]

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James Macmillan Oboe Concerto

Sometimes important new pieces emerge after a long ‘courtship’ with a composer, sometimes they come out of the blue. With the James MacMillan Oboe Concerto it has been born out of a long, happy and fruitful working relationship and friendship between both James and myself and between the Britten Sinfonia and this great man. In […]

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New Website

Hello all and welcome to the new website! Please feel free to look around and keep in touch with me via my blog!

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