onstage with Blue Harlem at Ronnie Scott’s, 21/07/14

with Blue Harlem at Ronnie Scott's, London, 21/07/14

with Blue Harlem at Ronnie Scott’s, London, 21/07/14

Idler Academy Classic Discovery course filming

21/08/2014



I’m spending the day filming all six lectures in my Classic Discovery introduction to Classical Music course at the Idler Academy in West London. It will be made available as an online course, in the fullness of time. Check back for more details…

Burton Bradstock with Jacqui Dankworth, David Gordon, …

12/08/2014
13/08/2014
14/08/2014
15/08/2014



A return visit to this excellent little festival in Dorset with a wonderfully varied programme put together by violinist and visionary David Juritz. This year I’m performing with Jacqui Dankworth and many other first-rate musicians. A privilege…

Blue Harlem at the Twinwood Festival

24/08/2014
17:15to18:30



Playing bass at the wonderful Twinwood Festival – with Blue Harlem.

interviewing Alfred Brendel

13/09/2014
18:45to19:30



A privilege to be invited to interview the great Alfred Brendel together with the Hermes Quartet. This is part of an .emerging artists weekend at the Brendel family’s Plush Festival in Dorset.

Kai Hoffmann at the Solent Music Festival

12/09/2014
21:00to23:30



Playing bass with the excellent Kai Hoffmann at the Stanwell House Hotel, 14-15 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9AA – as part of the Solent Music Festival.

conducting/directing Bach cantatas in Oxford

03/08/2014
16:00to17:00
10/08/2014
16:00to17:00
21/09/2014
16:00to17:00



I’m guest conducting Bach cantatas in Oxford this summer, as part of an excellent series set up by Tom Hammond-Davies at St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY. The cantatas are sung and played one to a part in the context of Choral Evensong; services start at 4pm and admission is free.

3rd August – BWV 187 Es wartet alles auf dich
10th August – BWV 136 Erforsche mich, Gott
21st September – BWV 17 Wer Dank opfert

Curious Arts Festival

19/07/2014
12:00to13:00



I’m leading a songwriting session as part of a great lineup of interesting people at this exciting new arts festival in Pylewell Park.