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About me
My main instrument has always been the piano, which I started learning at the age of 7. I also play the violin and viola, and have played with various orchestras and also in string quartets, playing for weddings, Birthday Parties, and other events. As a pianist, I particular enjoy accompanying others, for exams, concert performances, and charity events. I also play in a successful folk band that is available for ceilidhs, barn dances and other events.

I enjoy a broad range of musical styles and have a particular interest in early orchestral music. It's far from easy to pick favourite composers, but Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Bach, and Grieg would all be in the top three, if only there was room for them. Ah, but what about Rossini, Dvorak, and Rimsky-Korsakov?

As well as playing, I have interests in composing, arranging, conducting, education, and attending concerts. Hobbies and other things that occupy me include IT, Science, Art (favourites: Renoir and Turner), railways, tropical plants (especially moss and members of the Araceae family), and my treasured hammered dulcimer.

Desert Island Discs.
That would present some difficult decisions. Do the nine symphonies of Beethoven count as one? I hope so.
Anyway, some ideas, in no particular order:

The ninth, by Beethoven, of course
Carmina Burana, Carl Orff
Avalon, Roxy Music
Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninov
Duck Rock, Malcolm McClaren
Violin Sonata in A, Cesar Franck
The Brandenburg Concertos, J.S. Bach (but especially No. 6)
Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov
The William Tell Overture, Rossini
Violin Concerto in D, Brahms
Gloria, Vivalidi

Favourite Films.
More difficult choices!

Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola
Apollo 13, directed by Ron Howard
Dances with Wolves, directed by Kevin Costner
Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick


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About me
My main instrument has always been the piano, which I started learning at the age of 7. I also play the violin and viola, and have played with various orchestras and also in string quartets, playing for weddings, Birthday Parties, and other events. As a pianist, I particular enjoy accompanying others, for exams, concert performances, and charity events. I also play in a successful folk band that is available for ceilidhs, barn dances and other events.

I enjoy a broad range of musical styles and have a particular interest in early orchestral music. It's far from easy to pick favourite composers, but Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Bach, and Grieg would all be in the top three, if only there was room for them. Ah, but what about Rossini, Dvorak, and Rimsky-Korsakov?

As well as playing, I have interests in composing, arranging, conducting, education, and attending concerts. Hobbies and other things that occupy me include IT, Science, Art (favourites: Renoir and Turner), railways, tropical plants (especially moss and members of the Araceae family), and my treasured hammered dulcimer.

Desert Island Discs.
That would present some difficult decisions. Do the nine symphonies of Beethoven count as one? I hope so.
Anyway, some ideas, in no particular order:

The ninth, by Beethoven, of course
Carmina Burana, Carl Orff
Avalon, Roxy Music
Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninov
Duck Rock, Malcolm McClaren
Violin Sonata in A, Cesar Franck
The Brandenburg Concertos, J.S. Bach (but especially No. 6)
Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov
The William Tell Overture, Rossini
Violin Concerto in D, Brahms
Gloria, Vivalidi

Favourite Films.
More difficult choices!

Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola
Apollo 13, directed by Ron Howard
Dances with Wolves, directed by Kevin Costner
Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick


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