Nigel Kennedy Could be your Digital Piano Inspiration

Last week the famous violinist, Nigel Kennedy played a magnificent set in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. He included pieces in his set list which would make excellent inspiration for your digital piano playing. A Chase digital piano would be the perfect instrument on which to let your creative juices flow! Continue reading “Nigel Kennedy Could be your Digital Piano Inspiration”

See Young Violinist David Shaw in Concert

See Young Violinist David Shaw in Concert

Tomorrow in London, David Shaw will be playing a programme of six pieces for violin and piano in a lunch time concert. If you want to pop along in your lunch break and have a listen then you will be pleased to know that you won’t need a ticket to be admitted, just make sure you arrive in time for the 1pm start. Continue reading “See Young Violinist David Shaw in Concert”

Watch the Accio Piano Trio Live in Concert

Watch the Accio Piano Trio Live in Concert

Tomorrow the Accio Piano Trio will be performing in the Conway Hall in Holburn. If you are in the area then be sure to get yourself a ticket and drop in for an evening of sensational music. Continue reading “Watch the Accio Piano Trio Live in Concert”

Concert in Brighton with Yoko Ono this Saturday

Concert in Brighton with Yoko Ono this Saturday

Perhaps the concert of the week, Yoko Ono will be performing on the piano alongside Mairéad Hickey on violin this coming Saturday at 7:00pm at St Margaret’s Church in Ditchling. Yoko Ono is a much sought after pianist who tutors at the Royal College of Music Junior Department on Saturdays – not to be confused with the late John Lennon’s wife! Continue reading “Concert in Brighton with Yoko Ono this Saturday”

Free Concert in London this Week

Free Concert in London this Week

There are always concerts in London. London concerts are incredibly diverse and there are events dedicated to many different genres of music. Occasionally, these events are free. Tomorrow, there is an excellent sounding free concert which is to be held in St James’ Church in Piccadilly. Continue reading “Free Concert in London this Week”

Leslie Hatfield and Huw Watkins Perform in Newton Abbot

Leslie Hatfield and Huw Watkins Perform in Newton Abbot

If you are lucky enough to be spending this week around the gorgeous South Coast, then you might be pleased to know there is a rather interesting concert due to take place this coming Friday! A violin and piano duo of Leslie Hatfield and Huw Watkins will be taking to the stage at the Courtenay Centre in Newton Abbot. The concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets are priced from £10 to £15. More information about the concert and ticket purchases can be found on the Nasda Concerts website. Nasda are responsible for a number of classical music events on the South Coast and browsing their website might highlight some other interesting events to you. Continue reading “Leslie Hatfield and Huw Watkins Perform in Newton Abbot”

Garrett returns to the music scene

David Garrett has returned to the classical music scene and brought a stunning new album with him. For many, Garrett is simply a novelty, being an underwear model turned violinist. His striking good looks are sure to make anyone smile, but in reality Garrett is so much more than a pretty face. His albums to date have been fantastic, without exception. He has produced a wide range of repertoire ranging from opposite ends of the music spectrum and on this latest album we can expect covers of Eminem and Metallica, as well as classical music and some of his own compositions including Midnight Waltz. Midnight Waltz was released by Classic FM ahead of the album launch as a teaser and personally, I couldn’t stop listening to it. Such a beautiful melody combined with Garrrett’s unique sound makes for something truly magical that I felt the need to put on repeat for three hours (perhaps a little excessive, admittedly). Garrett and his new album Continue reading “Garrett returns to the music scene”

Hartley’sViolin – Still Pulling At Your Heart Strings

The violin played by the fated RMS Titanic’s band leader Wallace Hartley reached top dollar at auction last week. The instrument complete with leather case was allegedly found strapped to Hartley’s body as he and his fellow band members perished in the icy seas along with the 1500 souls of men, women and children aboard the legendary liner of 1912. This impassioned story of an ensemble of selfless musicians who played right up to the very end coupled with the nations love of the violin still pulls at our heart strings and brings back memories of that fateful event and the haunting musical accompaniment as the ship went down…The famous violin from the Titanic Continue reading “Hartley’sViolin – Still Pulling At Your Heart Strings”