Stephen Kovacevich, Thomas Ades and Howard Skempton
Tom meets pianist Stephen Kovacevich, discusses Howard Skempton with Esther Cavett, editor of a new book on the composer, and talks to conductor and composer Thomas Ades.
Tom meets American pianist Stephen Kovacevich, who candidly discusses stage fright as well as the dark side of Chopin; he appraises the music of composer Howard Skempton with Esther Cavett, co-author and editor of a new book about him; and talks to conductor and composer Thomas Ades (pictured) about his new piano concerto, and his first foray into film music (the score for Colette, starring Keira Knightley). Plus,Tom visits London's only remaining Elizabethan church to catch a rehearsal of the Grandmothers Project, a community choral work by Esmeralda Conde Ruiz.
Photo credit: Brian Voce