I had the privilege of working with Indian pianist Sonam Lodhi and her advanced pupils during a recent trip to India. I mainly worked with Sonam on her competition pieces for the All-India Con Brio Piano Competition held at Mumbai’s NCPA. Sonam was working on music by Mozart and Ginestera. I was especially excited to […]Read more "With Sonam Lodhi – the next generation of India’s pianistic talent."
As I begin planning the new instalment of my critically-acclaimed radio show Offbeat, I am convinced that both classical and contemporary music need a program like this back online and on the airwaves. We need a forum for academic, performative and collaborative musical discussion; we need in-depth interviews with scholars and performers, with globally famous […]Read more "The best names in Irish and International Music – featured previously on Offbeat."
My critically acclaimed radio program Offbeat for 103.2 Dublin City FM was on the airwaves from October 2008 to June 2013; next month I will make available a selection of episodes and interviews from the archives before resuming as a podcast-only show later this year. Readers and listeners can look forward to a new version […]Read more "Returning Soon…"
The Christian vows that I took some fifteen and a half years ago go something like this: “for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health”. The Persian blessing echoes these exact words by wishing an already married couple an even healthier, happier and blessed lifetime together. Despite my musical preoccupations, academic […]Read more "Persian Wedding Blessing for this Irish couple!"
Photos from a major workshop I presented on musical analysis at the Cantabile Institute for Music, Pune, India. Some of the city’s finest pianists and piano teachers were present, as were students and participants who had travelled from other parts of the country to be there. I explored topics such as technique, theory and performance, […]Read more "‘Keeping the Score’ – Music Analysis workshop by Karishmeh Felfeli-Crawford, Cantabile Institute, India."
Playing a musical instrument is always very hard work, especially if you train for any music exam system. It rarely gets easier doing a music exam; the examiner must always be firm, professional but ultimately compassionate towards the student sitting down to play in the exam room. Nerves and performance anxiety is a complex area […]Read more "7 Things I Learned as a Music Examiner in Dublin, Ireland [Royal Irish Academy of Music]."
As an independent music researcher and scholar, a freelance music theorist and analyst, I thought I would share the texts published by Dr. Shay Loya, of City University London and the Editor of the Society for Music Analysis Newsletter. Dr. Loya is also Information Officer as part of the Society for Music Analysis Committee […]Read more "Society for Music Analysis Published Writings all in one place."