Recital, 19 November 2011, Saffron Walden

June 1, 2011 Concerto Cristofori concerts
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Reconstruction of Clara Schumann’s Concert in Guebwiller, France, with baritone Julius Stockhausen Original programme held on Wednesday, 15 October 1862 Concerto Cristofori at Saffron Walden & District Music Club Saturday, 19 November 2011, 7.30pm Saffron Walden Music Club The Baptist Church, high Street Saffron Walden CB11 3HD Thomas Guthrie baritone Sharona Joshua 1853 Pleyel piano […]

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Masterclass 29 September 2011, Birmingham University Conservatoire

May 31, 2011 Birmingham Conservatoire
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Sharona Joshua at Birmingham conservatoire Thursday, 29 September 2011 Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University Paradise Place, Birmingham B3 3HG A two hour demonstration lecture focusing on the history of the fortepiano, period performance practice, style and technique. For more information about the conservatoire and Sharona’s teaching commitments there, please go to Birmingham conservatoire page Like […]

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Student concert, 19 June 2011, South East London

May 31, 2011 Events
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Sunday, 19 June 2011, 5pm Private event in South East London Once again, we get together for a concert performance given by my London based students aged 6-18. Quite a few students are taking part, as the class is constantly evolving and expanding. Please be aware that the concert may last slightly longer than usual! […]

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Overview of my trip to the USA (7-15 May 2011)

May 20, 2011 Articles
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I have just returned from a two weeklong tour of America. It has been a delight from start to finish! My first stop was at Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado. It was an honour to meet people there, some of whom, I am certain, will become lifelong friends. A deep felt thank you to Geoffrey Hoppe […]

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Note of thanks (3 April 11 gig)

April 5, 2011 Events

I very much enjoyed taking part in this event at Lambeth Town Hall. The individual musical acts were quite exquisite (Stewart Curtis Klezmer quartet, Adel Ebrary, and Paree’s acapella choir). Also, the event as a whole worked so well. It was a treat to hear such diverse styles of music being presented alongside each other. […]

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Note of thanks to Tornaveen Festival

March 16, 2011 News

I wish to thank everyone at Tornaveen Festival for a splendid evening together. I very much enjoyed playing at Tornaveen hall… the acoustics were superb! A very special thanks to Geoffrey Cormack for rebooking me for this gig, and for all the kind words from members of the audience afterwards. A thank you as well […]

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How I listen to music: Ep.1 Fanny Davies, Tempo Rubato & Chord Spreads

March 4, 2011 Articles
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I have recently come across this beautiful recording and wanted to share my thoughts about it. Fanny Davies recorded Robert Schumann‘s Davidsbündler dances Op.6 in 1930, when she was in her late 60s. She was a student of Clara Schumann‘s. Her playing in my mind is of the utmost in refinement, sentiment and musicianship. I […]

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Concert 22 March 2011, Cadenza International Summer Music School Showcase

March 3, 2011 Events
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An upcoming event directed by my good friend and colleague John Thwaites As you are probably aware, I do not normally tend to promote other artist’s concert events. However, I thought this might be of interest to some of you on my mailing list. Tuesday, 22 March 2011, 7.30pm Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London […]

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Overview of Fortepiano Extravaganza concert at Birmingham conservatoire

March 2, 2011 Birmingham Conservatoire

I wish to thank all fortepiano students, and congratulate you all on your achievements at the concert on Monday. All of you succeeded to create some wonderfully moving moments with your playing. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed teaching you, and hope you manage to make some of what we covered your own. A special thank you as […]

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Recent CPE Bach CD review, November 2010

February 4, 2011 Articles

Article written in the Early Music Oxford Journals 4 November 2010 issue Oxford Journals/Humanities/Early Music Volume 38/Issue 2/Pp.317-9 ‘Carlophilipemanuelbachomania’ …’Music written on the page, which is straight and ordered, can actually hinder our good musical sense, which should not be ‘straight’ at all. In his highly influential Versuch, C. P. E. Bach gives us a […]

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