May was an extremely busy time for the London Soloists Ensemble with performances at the Brighton Festival, the Leamington Music Festival weekend and a residency at the Dumfries and Galloway festival. Whilst there, the ensemble played a huge amount of music ranging from Mozart through Brahms to Piazzolla and Vaughan Williams and all in three days!
In June John was recording with Emma Johnson at Champs Hill. The repertoire consisted of sonatas by Prokofiev, Hindemith and Rota. The disc will be released on Champs Hill Records. Also in John’s diary were visits to the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music. In Birmingham he taught several students involved in the extraordinary task of performing all of John Ireland’s piano music in a week and at the Academy he was adjudicator for the Max Pirani prize for Piano Trios.