We performed a small program as part of a private event in London and received a touching standing ovation from everybody at the event. This was an important performance for me as it was my last performance before becoming a mother. I'm extremely excited about my little one arriving and I hope she already has a sense for good music. I'm taking a small break from performing but not long. My first performance is already scheduled for the end of August. I have some exciting concerts coming up in the UK and in Budapest. Watch this space!
We played a charity concert to raise funds for the church in Witley, Surrey. It was a lovely atmosphere and the little church was filled to the brim with the enthusiastic audience. It was quite a varied concert with solo organ pieces, combinations of piano, flute and bass Bach arias up to Old Man River and some virtuoso late romantic flute pieces as well. I played a solo piece, Mozart's 12 variations on the theme of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. My little one (at 35 weeks pregnant) loved it! Despite the extremely rare hot weather, we had a great time performing at this beautiful little church.
This was a special occasion as Sir James Galway was receiving an honourary doctorate from the Birmingham Conservatoire. We played a fantastic concert for the completely full Adrian Boult hall audience and it was a really great experience. The hall was seriously hot so Sir James used the handy little hook on the side of the Steinway concert grand to hang up his coat! The piano was really fantastic which is always a real plus when playing such an important concert. At this point I was 34 weeks pregnant and my little one enjoyed the music as well!