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

The Winner of the competition is………

Good Morning everyone. Its nearly 10am in London, but 7pm here. Thanks for all your comments, keep them coming in, its good to know what you think. Important matters now. So I expect you are all wondering what the shop … Continue reading

Posted in Gareth Davies, Japan December 2008 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Japan Tour

We are off to Japan on Monday. Read all about the highs and lows of life on the road. Make sure you visit regularly to get all the latest on whats happening in the far east. Sayonara!

Posted in Gareth Davies, Japan December 2008 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment