Following a brilliant and inspiring week in Norway this summer, I have decided to move to Oslo for 7 weeks in January 2017!
I am going to be studying intensively with soloist Tine Thing Helseth, Brynjar Kolbergsrud (Co-Principal Trumpet of the Oslo Philharmonic), and a number of other musicians from the Opera House, Oslo Phil and teachers from the Norwegian Academy of Music. I feel that this is going to be a perfect mix for working on both solo and orchestral repertoire and an amazing opportunity to immerse myself in a city so full of music.
I am very grateful for the support of the Royal Philharmonic Society, who will be funding this trip as part of my Julius Isserlis Scholarship. With my apartment and flights already booked, I now just need to buy myself some moonboots and I'll be ready to go..!
I'll be sure to write updates on my preparations and my time in Oslo in a later blog post. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to performing as a soloist with the Southbank Sinfonia at Cadogan Hall, preparing for the Grand Finale of our 2016 programme and recording and filming a solo work with composer, Aleksandr Brusentsev, before the end of the year.