Great news! We have decided to go ahead with a reduced version of the annual Trasimeno Music Festival in Umbria, Italy from July 23-26, 2021. Of course we understand that many of our regular audience members will not be able to attend this year, but it’s important not to lose contact and to keep as much live music going as possible. It would have been too sad to have cancelled it for a second year. We hope that those of you who are able to come will join us for some wonderful music-making in breathtakingly beautiful venues: the Oratorio di San Francesco dei Nobili in Perugia; the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the Basilica of San Pietro also in Perugia; the Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto; and the Church of San Francesco in Trevi. Artists appearing include the mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus, organist Rudolph Lutz (who will share with us his genius for improvisation), and cellist Enrico Bronzi with a quartet of colleagues from Switzerland—along with of course myself (opening the festival with a Bach recital).
You can see all the details of the programme and ticket sales here.
Packages and subscriptions are also still available if you would like to attend all events of the four days.
All five concerts will be filmed and made available online at a later date.
In the spring I was able to give concerts in both Budapest and Bilbao, but mainly I was sitting at home in London, practising hard. I also gave some recitals in London and Cambridge once things opened up mid-May. It was a great joy to play again for a live audience. Although concerts are now being planned well into the future (and my schedule for the 2021-2022 season is extremely full), it’s the events in the short term that one still wonders about. Please see my schedule for upcoming concerts in Belgium, Germany, England, Sweden and Poland. I only hope they can all take place, but it all depends on quarantine rules and travel restrictions. A touring musician’s life at the moment is a nightmare.
I very much hope to see some of you in Umbria in a few weeks’ time!