As a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber music performer on fortepiano, clavichord and harpsichord, I specialize in 18th– and early 19th-century solo and chamber music repertoires. My latest solo CD recording, John Irving Plays Mozart on the Hass Clavichord (sfzmusic: SFZM0612, March 2013) features Sonatas, Fantasias and miscellaneous early works played on a historic clavichord dating from 1763. This CD and associated website, www.mozartclavichord.org.uk were funded by The British Academy. My most recent recording (with Ensemble DeNOTE), Beethoven and the art of Arrangement was released on Omnibus Classics (May 2015); a further solo disc of Haydn sonatas is due for release next year.
Recent and forthcoming appearances include King’s Place; Milton Court, Barbican Centre; Greenwich International Early Music Festival; LSO St. Lukes; Music at 22 Mansfield Street; Brighton Early Music Festival; Royal Northern College of Music; North York Moors Chamber Music Festival; Newcastle Early Music Festival, Canterbury Festival; St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh; the Holywell Music Room, Oxford; Turner Sims Concert Hall; Clothworkers’ Centenary Hall; the Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands; Finchcocks; Holburne Museum, Bath (on a historic Schantz fortepiano); Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin; and the ORPHEUS Instituut, Gent. Overseas invitations for 2014-5 include Beethoven and Haydn recitals at the Fondazione Cini, Venice; Bach, Mozart and Haydn in Valletta (Malta); Mozart at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Lugano; and a masterclass for students of the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. In 2017 I will perform Bach at the Valletta International Baroque Festival.