New CD recording……

John Lenehan starts 2013 with a new recording for Naxos. The sessions will take place in the first week of January at the Menuhin Hall.With Julian Lloyd Webber and his wife Jiaxin Cheng. The disc is provisionally called “A Tale of Two Cellos” and the repertoire is a typically eclectic JLW mix – from Monteverdi to Arvo Part!     

(photo credit: Ian Cameron)


Later in January John will join Tasmin for a recital at Abbotsholme School. Details below –

Thursday January 17th at 8.00pm

Tasmin Little violin and John Lenehan piano

Brahms Scherzo (FAE sonata}
Elgar Violin Sonata
Beethoven Sonata in A op.47

Tickets from Abbotsholme Arts Society BOX-OFFICE 01543 263304
£20 for adults, £5 for under 25s.


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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December in Taiwan

John Lenehan spent two marvellous weeks in Taiwan performing in the “Taiwan Connections” festival. This annual event draws musicians from all over the world – many who have trained in Taiwan before moving abroad. A programme including Elgar’s Violin Sonata and the Brahms Eb Viola Sonata was performed in Taipei, Taichung City, Hsinchu and Hualien with Nai-Yuan Hu  and Scott Lee  (who are both based in the US).  John Lesson also gave a masterclass at the Taipei National University of the Arts. One of the most impressive features of this festival is the Orchestra led from the leaders chair by Nia-Yuan. This year they gave a wonderful performance of the Brahms 4th Symphony (without conductor). The 2010 performance of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony can be viewed in full on You Tube. Here is the beginning of the first movement.




Before stopping for the festive season, there was just time to fit in the BBC “In Tune” Christmas Special with Tasmin Little.

Tas       image

Plenty more photos on the programme’s Facebook site –