For me, it's important as a performer to set music in context so that it can speak powerfully to listeners. My goal is to devise programmes where individual pieces of music coalesce into a conversation or a drama, each work throwing the special qualities of the others into sharp relief.
If the venue is appropriate I like to talk to the audience during a concert, giving some background about the composers, the music and the reasons why I have chosen to perform it.
Like so many musicians my year has been disrupted by the awful pandemic that has swept across the world. Apart from the great pleasure of making the acquaintance of the wonderful organ at Portsmouth Catherdral, my music-making has been for my own enjoyment rather than for others.
We all look forward to a return to normality in the near future.
Lunchtime Organ Recital - National Museum, Cardiff