Another year has finally arrived and I am spending a few weeks in New Zealand over Christmas. It is certainly and easily one of the most beautiful countries in the world ( I used to live there for 4 years ) and the only thing that can be bothersome is the long flight from and […]
One of the weekly pleasures to look forward to is Bill Maher’s show on HBO. A brilliant taskmaster and very sharp commentator on the absurdities of American politics he represents clearly ‘the better America’, where critique about the political situation is voiced and the precarious imbalance and distribution of wealth is adressed. All in a very […]
Sorry about the continuing website problems ! I am trying to improve this ASAP.The Google translate buttons are useless and produce garbled language, hence its best just to read the original postings in English. Some links do not work either, others do. Some updates, like the inclusion of the new Mendelssohn CD Album hasn’t happened […]
The new Double CD Album with the 48 Songs without Words has been released by Oehms Classics. Click here to purchase from Oehms Classics
Only a few days to go until Oslo and Norway ! Preparations are in full swing now.Departure: 1st of March ! Here is a link to my new College: http://www.barrattdue.no/eng/ Leaving the University of Canterbury was a necessity as all of its full time performance teachers had already left the University which –in line with government […]
Just finished a great week at beautiful Nelson at the Adam Summer School together with the New Zealand String Quartet. The final two concerts showed a very high standard of chamber music playing and to work with these young musicians from all over New Zealand was a great privilege. The NZ String Quartet run these […]
In April the final instalment of my Schubert recordings will be made: after all the sonatas, dances and various other works like the Wanderer Fantasy I will be finally approaching some of the most difficult repertoire : the Impromptus opus 90 and Opus 142 together with some seldom played shorter works . After decades of playing […]
From 1st of March I will take up position as professor of Piano and Head of Piano Department at the renowned “Barrat Due Institute” in Oslo ,Norway. I am immensely looking forward moving to beautiful Norway and its vibrant capital Oslo.
Coming soon: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: 48 Lieder ohne Worte ( complete recording ) Co Production WDR/ Oehms Classics 2 CD
A talk with Kenneth Young on Radio New Zealand. First aired on Thursday 27 June 2013.