Feature in The Herald

I must say that I am very lucky person. Earlier this month the great Scottish journalist Rob Adams phoned to ask me a lot of questions about my career and how I got into music. I'm glad to now be able to share the results of our lovely conversation. Thank you Rob for feature!

21 June 2010

Piano competitions archive

I found the cassette tape recordings of me playing in some piano competitions. Some nostalgic listening below…

International Piano Competition, Kil, Sweden (1996):
Live recording from when I was 14 years old.

J. Haydn, Piano Sonata in G Major (Hob.XVI:27), I. Allegro Con Brio

M. Ravel, Piano Sonata in F-sharp Minor, II.

National Piano Competition EPTA, Kraków, Poland (1997):
Live recording from another competition (again, when I was 14 years old).

J. Haydn, Piano Sonata in B minor (Hob.XVI:32), I. Allegro Moderato

16 January 2010

Douglas Whates Sextet - " I Loves "

The second week of November in Cathedral of the Isles (Millport), Natural Studio Records organised a recording session. During this session Douglas’ Sextet recorded his composition – lovely piece “I Loves” which you can listen below.

I Loves

Line up: Aisling Agnew (flute), Brian Molley (soprano sax), Feargus Hetherington (violin), Jamie Flanagan (drum kit), Mira Opalinska (piano) & Douglas Whates (composer, double bass).

31 December 2009