A big hello to everyone who is attending summer music courses this summer - I had a great time on the Aberystwyth MusicFest and I am looking forward to working with the young percussionists from the National Youth Wind Orchestra of GB.
And a warm welcome to all those who are coming to study at the RNCM in September! I look forward to meeting students from the School of Wind Brass and Percussion in my capacity as Deputy Head of School and I am looking forward to working with the new Head of School Nick Thompson. Good luck to everyone embarking on a music course at a conservatoire or university!
I am looking forward to welcoming legendary marimba artist Keiko Abe to the RNCM in November with a masterclass on the 22nd and a lunchtime concert on the 23rd. The visit is part of a tour to celebrate Keiko's 80th birthday and we are delighted to be hosting these events at the RNCM which should prove to be a very special occasion.
I am looking forward to working with a variety of ensembles this season - Pixels Contemporary Music Group, Ex Cathedra and as a guest soloist with Birmingham Symphonic Winds on their tour to Latvia.
I hope to see you at an event soon!