Nicholas McGegan and Kato Mendelssohn Reis

McGegan “unveiled an expansive and eloquent masterpiece”

“In a performance of remarkable power and tonal beauty, McGegan and his crew of musicians — including the excellent Philharmonia Chorale and a lineup of first-rate vocal soloists — unveiled […]

Nicholas McGegan

McGegan’s “engergetic” approach to Mendelssohn at PBO finale

McGegan kept things moving at a healthy clip, shaping every phrase with in-the-moment spontaneity…He could not have delivered a more energetic performance…” – Read more at

Nicholas McGegan

McGegan’s brings PBO’s season “to a triumphant close”

“McGegan…brought it all together in a flowing, rhythmically exuberant performance…The choruses did heroic work as well, bringing the performance to a gloriously ecstatic, over-the-top finish. “Hymn of Praise” isn’t often […]

La Gloria di primavera

Scarlatti, Alessandro: La Gloria di Primavera

Composer: Scarlatti, Alessandro Performers Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano Suzana Ograjenšek, soprano Clint van der Linde, countertenor Nicholas Phan, tenor Douglas Williams, baritone Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director Conductor […]

Haydn Violin Concertos

Joseph Haydn: Violin Concertos

Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn

Hommage A Trois

William Berger: Hommage A Trois

Composer: Haydn, Mozart, Cimarosa


Celtic Spuds

Ireland and Scotland both produce some of my favourite mashed potato recipes. Having spent last week in Dublin and since I am writing this in Glasgow, it seemed a nice […]

Cullen Skink

Cullen Skink – Smoked Fish Soup from Scotland

Just had a very good week in Glasgow, apart from the weather, that it is. Our neighbour’s son, Roddy is a sculptor and one of his works, Cleitus, lives in […]

Szombathely Synagogue in the snow

Éljen a Magyar! – Roving and Recipes from Hungary

I have just a spent a delightful week in Szombathely (Hungary) recording Schubert with Capella Savaria. We were working in a beautiful 19th century synagogue which is now a concert […]