Nicky's Notes

19.10.2017

Oasby Music Group

What an uplifting day – hearing all these wonderful, intelligent and focused children playing a great diversity of music at Oasby Music Group led by Laura Gardiner. Laura and I attended many Suzuki workshops and group lessons together back in Scotland when we were kids. She has absorbed all the greatest aspects of that experience […]

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01.09.2017

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

A couple of great photos from Nicky’s recent summer school masterclass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland #musiceducation

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07.06.2017

Deeply Humbled

I am deeply humbled and grateful to receive the Queen’s Medal for Music, and will continue to fight for people’s access to the arts. The soul of this country needs nurturing, and the power of this extraordinary human creation can provide a helping hand. This past month alone I have had the opportunity to meet […]

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22.03.2017

Emojis into music.

Ahead of the trio recital at 92nd Y New York having fun interpreting emojis in to music.

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09.03.2017

U.S Tour with Venice Baroque Orchestra

A lot of tears at the end of this tour. What a group – I will sorely miss them. Till next time!  

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22.01.2017

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Donald Trump and Beethoven

I have to admit, I thought of Trump during last night’s Beethoven concerto with the fantastic Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Joseph Swensen – but it made me try to play all that joy & beauty so ferociously. Beethoven knew and cared a lot about his social and political environment – it was hard for him […]

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