How thrilling to be back at my Alma Mater, the Royal College of Music today! It was wonderful to walk around the place and note the things I remember from when I studied there, as well as the many changes. There is still that palpable sense of history and the feeling that you are walking in the footprints of so many great artists. I was fortunate to be able to return with my duo partner, pianist, Nico de Villiers. We took part in the Conservatoires UK forum, giving a lecture recital on the subject of Richard Hageman’s songs.