Trasimeno Music Festival 2024 coming soon!

In just over five weeks the 2024 Trasimeno Music Festival begins!

Have you already got your tickets? I’m thrilled at the numbers that are coming from all over the world for the whole week, including many for the first time. Now I hope that the rest of you will snap up the remaining single tickets that are now on sale. To do so, go to the new online ticketing website where you can choose your own seats.

Performers this year include the amazing Jordi Savall, Rudolf Lutz and his Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen, the Valo Quartet with guitarist Petrit Ceku, husband and wife team Esther Hoppe (violin) and Christian Poltera (cello) and, as special guest, one of the world’s great intellectuals, Sir Simon Schama. I will be performing in many of the concerts, including the opening on June 27th along with three gifted young pianists and the Orchestra da Camera di Perugia. It promises to be a wonderful week of music and companionship. I hope you will join us!

A few weeks ago I performed Bach and Mozart concertos at perhaps the most famous opera house in the world, Milan’s La Scala. I directed the Cameristi della Scala (made up of full-time members of their orchestra) from the keyboard. It was a wonderful evening, and I was happy to have many good friends present in the audience.

Coming up this summer after Trasimeno are two festivals in the UK (Buxton and Ryedale) and several in Canada (Westben, Stratford, and Ottawa’s Chamberfest).

Last March in Tallinn, Estonia I began my “Mozart Odyssey” which will see me perform the complete Mozart Piano Concertos around the world over the next two years or so. Before the end of 2024 I will have performed ten different ones (including concerts in Malaysia, Warsaw, London, Bath, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw). It’s fantastic music that I adore sharing with people.

In September, Hyperion Records will release my 2015 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations on LP. That’s something to look forward to! The 4-LP set will also include Rameau’s Suite in A minor.

If you’re in London on June 13th, then come to hear a rare appearance together of myself and Canadian baritone Gerald Finley at Wigmore Hall. We have a marvellous programme of Schumann (Dichterliebe) and the UK premiere of Jake Heggie’s Songs for Murdered Sisters (set to poems by Margaret Atwood). Not to be missed!

Before that, on June 3rd again at Wigmore, I will be performing a sold-out lunchtime concert for BBC Radio on the Graf fortepiano, now owned by Wigmore Hall and built by Paul McNulty. You can listen to the concert live on BBC Radio (and on their website).

There’s much more news, but I’ll save it until after the festival.
See you soon, I hope, at a concert venue around the world!

My best to you all,