I spent the day on Saturday playing six beautifully decorated pianos stationed in various places in Leeds – including the railway station, the Corn Exchange, the Tetley Brewery. This was a fringe event for the Leeds International Piano Competition which is held in the city every three years. I joined the Let’s Play the Piano Meetup group for the first time, a group of pianists that meet monthly both in Leeds and Manchester.

I took the train to Leeds and the first piano was in Leeds railway station. We were greeted with coffee and pastries by the organiser, Ben, but I hadn’t anticipated seeing a steam engine in full steam in the station! The whole city is buzzing with festival events and some lovely artwork had been placed in the station concourse. I played my own works from three of my published books of piano pieces:  Ghost Town Suite, They Went west and Outback.

Just visible through the beer bottles at the Tetley Brewery!


Playing my piece A Night At the Opera from my Ghost Town Suite, in Leeds City centre – part of the Leeds International Piano Competition fringe festival.