Marigaux time

A little bit of fine tuning was necessary with the wonderful Jean-Marc Jourquin at Marigaux. Thank you to the whole team as usual for your great work and never-ending...

MacMillan Concerto on tour in Germany

It’s definitely been MacMillan year for me this year! Just got back from a tour of Saxony with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Ash. It was great to see such enthusiastic audiences for this orchestra and their programme of Britten,...

Tchaikovsky with Gabriela Montero

Gabriela Montero was our guest at the Komische Oper tonight, with a very emotional performance of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto. Visibly moved by some members of the audience singing the Venezuelan national anthem before she started, she seemed to be in another...

Hamlet at Glyndebourne

I was so thrilled to be able to go to Hamlet last night at Glyndebourne. Brett Dean’s new opera is an absolute emotional and musical masterpiece. I was especially excited as Brett is a great friend and the viola player in The Berlin Oboe Quartet....

Isang Yun’s 100th birthday concert

Ensemble unitedberlin’s thematic concert series continued last night with a homage to the great Isang Yun. Yun’s contribution to the oboe repertoire was very important, due to his friendship and collaboration with Heinz Holliger, but last night’s...