Lovely Mahler 4 in Budapest

The Komische Oper Berlin is on tour! We had a very atmospheric performance of Mahler 4 tonight in the beautiful Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. What a wonderful...

Russian Roulette with Vladimir Jurowski

A very exciting concert tonight with ensemble unitedberlin and Vladimr Jurowski in the Konzerthaus Berlin. Under the title of Russisches Roulette, we will be playing chamber music by Edison Denisov, Georgy Dorokhov, Anton Safronov and Galina Ustvolskaya.

MacMillan Concerto in Mexico

Really proud to be giving the North American premiere of James MacMillan’s wonderful – and very difficult! – Oboe Concerto with the OFUNAM Philhamonic Orchestra of Mexico! A last week of hard practise coming...

Helping out in the Berlin Phil

So sorry to hear that Jonathan Kelly has broken his shoulder – all that Berlin ice! Hope he gets well quickly and is back playing soon. I’m really happy to be able to help out though and jump in for him with the Berlin Phil. Exciting concert performances...

Strauss Oboe Concerto in Glasgow

Had a wonderful Strauss Concerto weekend with the Amicus Orchestra in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow. What a great bunch of people and wow, what a violin section! It was really good to be able to sit back and enjoy the slow movement with a true Straussian string...