March 1, 2018

It's been a while. Following the rush of Christmas concerts and their associated revelry, motivation has again yielded to cold, bloody-minded pragmatism and uncompromising discipline; an inescapable caveat of the profession but one that never ceases to bite when the sh...

November 30, 2017

Out in Germany at the moment, speed-learning notes for the busy Christmas period in between concerts, so this week's will be a short one. It's my Granny's birthday today; like a true Gaelic-speaking Scot, she made sure to be born on her Patron Saint's day. Here's an ar...

November 24, 2017

Few things invite mockery more than the image of a self-employed twentysomething sitting in an independent (sorry, artisanal) coffee shop in central London in the middle of the day, poached-eggs with avocado on toast at the ready, writing a blog post. This is me today....

November 15, 2017

Four years have passed since I last committed any extended thoughts to paper (paper?!) in the public domain; a stint as Sport Editor of the student newspaper briefly threatening to derail my already fragile undergraduate degree. At the time it seemed an attractive care...

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