I had the great honour of conducting the Czech Philharmonic at the Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague and the Royal Philharmonic at Abbey Road for Sir Bryn’s new album – to be released on October 19th. In addition to many glorious solos it also has several duets with great artists of our day from many fields – Katherine Jenkins, Joseph Calleja, Alfie Boe, Danielle de Niese, Rob Brydon and Emma Thompson. The photo is from Abbey Road.
I had the great pleasure of assisting the legendary Michel Legrand in a concert of his music. Sadly this has turned out to be his last London appearance as he died on January 26th 2019 in Paris.
The Windmills of Your Mind, Summer of 42, The Thomas Crown Affair and many more of his classic film scores. For some pieces he played the piano whilst I conducted. During one round of applause he shook my hand and said “you just saved my life!” A concert I will never forget and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity work meet and work with such a great artist.
Two days recording with the Czech Philharmonic in their glorious looking and sounding hall – the Dvorak Hall in the Rudolfinum, Prague and a day at Abbey Road with the RPO for a new album to be announced soon.
More sessions at Abbey Road with the LSO planned soon.
Travelling to Moscow on 19th to rehearse at the International House of Music with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert with Katherine Jenkins on the 22nd.