Photos of Jena and famous musicians

These photos were taken over a long period of time (hence the main reason for me looking so strange), mainly when I was at school. I used to love going to concerts regularly in London to watch all the great artists perform.

Me and legend Yehudi Menuhin. I also met his son Jeremy that evening as he played Beethoven's 4th piano concerto with Yehudi conducting. (Cliffs Pavillion; Southend on Sea)

Me and Chris Elton. This photo was taken after a piano lesson at his home. I was preparing for competition at the time and Chris had just come back from being a judge at a Competition in Ireland. I would have been about 14 or 15 years old at the time. (Golders Green; London)

Me and violinist Igor Oistrakh (Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky violin concerti and Yssaye Sonata No 3 Ballade (encore); Royal Festival Hall, London)

Me and violinist Midori at the Barbican 1993

Me and violinist Pinchas Zukermann (Bruch violin concerto No 1; Royal Festival Hall, London)

Me and violinist Sarah Chang (Paganini Concerto No 1 in D, Barbican, London)

Me and legendary violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin (Cliff Pavillion; Southend on Sea)

Me and pianist Mitsuko Uchida (Brahms Piano concerto No 1,Royal Festival Hall, London). The date is wrong on the photo, it was summer 1994, just after sitting my GCSE exams at school.

Me and violinist Cho-Liang Lin (Beethoven violin concerto,Royal Festival Hall, London). I asked him whether he played a Strad or a Guarneri, and he told me that he has just bought the "Duc de Camposelice" Guarneri "del Gesu". He replaced Kyung Wha Chung as performer at short notice as she was taken ill.

Me and Sir Georg Solti at Lora Dimitrova's piano recital at the Wigmore Hall, (London; 1995).

Me and pianist Radu Lupu (Beethoven Piano Sonatas; Plaza Centre, Southend on Sea)

Me and Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano concert, music by Beethoven and Schubert; Plaza Centre, Southend on Sea)

Me and my beloved violin teacher Lydia Mordkovitch. Back stage after her performance of Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor (Cliff Pavillion; Southend on Sea)

Lydia Came to stay with us one summer, this is a photo of us taking a rest after a long walk along the seafront at Thorpe Bay.

Me and violinist Sarah Chang (Dvorak Romance and Sarasate Carmen Fantasy; Cliffs Pavillion, Southend on Sea)

Lora Dimitrova and I. I started lessons with her when I was 13 and still have lessons with her! She is an inspiration and an amazing pianist and teacher (Biggin Hill; Kent).

More photos later!

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Last Upated: 15 December 2008

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