This summer I'll be back in the recording studio with the English Chamber Orchestra putting down the new version for string orchestra of Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto I've been working on with Joseph James. Sounds mad? It was one of the hardest briefs we have ever worked on, but I think the result will be excellent. Photo shows Rachmaninov working on his third concerto.
In July I have been invited back to Vienna to conduct several concerts, and will then indulge myself by spending a week in that wonderful haven of inspiration and English music-making tradition, Music Camp.
September will be a trip to my sister's chamber music festival in Kerry, Ireland, and then a concert with the Hertforshire Chamber Orchestra.