Tag Archives: violin

Back Desk Solos

Leaving the lovers of Verona and arriving in Berlin only one hour later is a shock. The ancient stones of Italy and the marble walls of the amphitheatre seem a long way away as we arrive at the hotel which was … Continue reading

Posted in European festivals September 2012, Gareth Davies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen…please welcome the Chairman of the London Symphony Orchestra

I couldn’t help noticing the sign on our bus as we left Germany for Paris at the weekend. Just in case you are reading this on a smartphone and it is too small, the sign says ‘Comedy Tour’! As I … Continue reading

Posted in Beethovenfest September 2011, Gareth Davies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The train rain refrain

As an encore at the recital the other night, we played a little melancholy Welsh folk song. Simple but effective in its main aim of bringing a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye. A member of … Continue reading

Posted in Gareth Davies, Luxembourg/Paris November 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chez mon ou?

After C.S. lewis decorated my back garden last week, Paris seems rather drab. We arrived yesterday to a grey and miserable city, cloaked in a wet blanket of cloud; despite the travel nightmare which was last week in London, I … Continue reading

Posted in France/Germany February 2009, Gareth Davies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Back on the blog

Although I am in Basingstoke today, I shall not be filling you in on backstage gossip as it isn’t really a tour. However we travel to Paris on Monday with Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Visit the site for regular blogs. … Continue reading

Posted in France/Germany February 2009, Gareth Davies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coming home for Christmas

At long last we come to the end of a long tour and its time to go home. We left Tokyo after 9 days of rehearsals, concerts, sightseeing and shopping. In fact, several people seem to have purchased new, bigger … Continue reading

Posted in Gareth Davies, Japan December 2008 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Gareth’s Classic FM moment

The LSO on Tour blog has hit the airwaves – Classic FM has interviewed our wordsmith Gareth for their daily podcast, and will feature more on the Japan tour in future podcasts. Listen, download or subscribe to it here: http://www.classicfm.co.uk/sectional.asp?id=17535Continue reading

Posted in Japan December 2008, Jo Johnson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments