Pianists From the Inside

 

What motivates you to play Piano? 

 The reasons have changed over the years.  When I was a teenager, my motivation was to be good enough to get into one of the London music colleges and of course, I had lots of time to practise.  Before recording my new CD ‘A Country Suite’, I had to do a lot of practise because I hadn’t played professionally since 1991.  Working in piano bars and hotels really ruined my enjoyment of playing and once I’d give up doing that kind of work, I hardly played the piano at all.

Did you enjoy your time at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama? 

Yes, I did although it was very hard work and quite stressful at times.  I believe they auditioned 500 people for the 40 places on our course so there was a lot of pressure.  Luckily I was a…

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