Hardeep Singh Kohli is joined by Ulrich Gerhartz, Robert Vaughn, David McKee and Suzanne Pirret
ULRICH GERHARTZ Ulrich Gerhartz is Director of Concert and Artists Services for Steinway and Sons. He is a trained piano technician and maker, specialising in preparing pianos for concert service, working with many of the world's top pianists including Andre Schiff and Alfred Brendel. He is giving a pre-concert talk at Piano 2009 the Bridgewater Hall’s International Piano Festival in Manchester from 26th February - 1st March. His talk is on 28th February at 6pm with Barry Douglas.
ROBERT VAUGHN Robert Vaughn is an Emmy winning actor who has appeared in a number of classic TV series and films including classic western The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt and The Towering Inferno. However he is probably best known as Napoleon Solo in the sixties TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Most recently he has starred in the fifth series of Hustle for the BBC. His autobiography A Fortunate Life is published by JR Books.
David McKee is the artist, illustrator, storyteller and creator of the Elmer books about the patchwork elephant and the cult series Mr Benn, about the shopkeeper who lives on Festive Road which was made into a TV series in 1968 and has millions of fans worldwide. He is exhibiting his paintings for the first time in the UK at the Illustration Cupboard Gallery from 3rd to 14th March.
Suzanne Pirret is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu school in both Paris and London. She has worked in restaurants in New York and London for more than a decade, including a stint as Jamie Oliver’s pastry chef at the critically acclaimed non-profit restaurant Fifteen. She is also a Harvard-trained actor and an award-winning voiceover artist. Her book The Pleasure is All Mine: Selfish Food for Modern Life, which extolls the joys of cooking for one, is published by William Morrow in April.
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