Yesterday I took myself off to the Gregynog Festival in mid-Wales - driving through the most beautiful countryside on the way there and back - to hear Kristian Bezuidenhout play Mozart and Beethoven on the fortepiano. I spent hours playing these piano sonatas in my youth, so I know them well, but these performances were just sublime. I could have listened all day!
The festival continues until 28 June, finishing on Sunday afternoon with the wonderful Vox Luminis, whose recent recording of motets by the Bach family was pick of the week on BBC Radio 3's CD Review on 21 June
Jill Davies has spent most of her life immersed in music, from sitting under the piano while her mum gave lessons to taking up the ukulele a couple of years ago. She's an agent (mainly for singers) by day, has a personal record of going to 12 concerts in 3 days, and can't decide whether it's more fun to sing Elgar partsongs or play Gibbons viol consorts.