VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
British pianist Christian Blackshaw was born in Cheshire on 18 January 1949. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music with Gordon Green, at the Royal Academy of Music, and was the first British pianist to study with Moisei Halfin at the Leningrad Conservatoire. He has also worked with Clifford Curzon.