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February 2022 Fulbright Residency at McGill University.  At last the time has come to plan for a world without Covid. This seems like a good start: a month-long residency to teach, perform, and collaborate at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal. I am grateful to the brilliant, world-class music faculty at McGill for this kind invitation, and to the US State Department’s Fulbright program for sponsorship. Details to come.

Short radio feature on Cincinnati’s WGUC.

Now released: A new album of live recordings. “Historic Improvisation Live” is a collection of sixteen improvisations recorded in concerts in Europe and America. This digital-only release is available on all major streaming and downloading services:

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The Guardian/Observer published an interview with me recently. We discuss my book, the current state of historic improvisation, and music pedagogy in UK and USA. 

Note Doctors Podcast.  A show about music theory pedagogy.

New podcast interview on The Nikhil Hogan Show.

The Pianist’s Guide to Historic Improvisation made its debut as the #1 New Release in both the Piano and Music Instruction categories on Amazon. It is currently the world’s best-selling book in the field of historic keyboard improvisation, and serves as a course text at many leading conservatories.

With concerts and other events canceled during the pandemic, I am staying busy with a series of “Piano Pandemictivities” on YouTube and lots of improvisation on Improv Planet.

The new book “Improvising Fugue” is nearly done. It begins with an extensive and comprehensive study of partimento, which will then serve as a foundation for spontaneous fugue.