September 11
BBC4: Introducing BBC Proms
Joanna is the guest from the stage of the Albert Hall with Tom Service, for the television relay of Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason’s recital of Beethoven, Barber, Bridge and Rachmaninov.

September 13
Brighton Philharmonic
New Music Director Joanna chats to Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth about his thirty-year history with the orchestra, and Joanna’s plans for the future.

September 18
Royal Academy of Music: Piano Webinar 4.30pm-5.15pm
Want to study at our exciting Piano Department? Join Joanna MacGregor, Head of Piano, to hear about life at the Royal Academy of Music, and ask questions about the courses. Followed by a short live-streamed recital from three students.

September 19
Online: Bach’s French Suite in G major
Joanna explores one of Bach’s most radiant, sunny keyboard works at the piano. See the News and Media pages.

September 24
Livestream from Wigmore Hall
Music by Bach, Chopin, Piazzolla and Eleanor Alberga. You can watch this recital, broadcast by Radio 3, on the Wigmore Hall website for a month.


October 02
Stapleford Granary Cambridge
A summer kaleidoscope of French bird pieces, Erik Satie, tangos by Piazzolla, and the great Nina Simone.

October 08
Distinguished Lecture 2020 at City: Pianists of the Future
How can we train young pianists to be ready – and relevant – for the contemporary world? Joanna MacGregor touches on curation and repertoire-building, finding the links between classical and new music; improvisation and transcription; learning from pianists in history; and artistic leadership. With illustrations from pieces by Fazil Say, Gubaidulina, Eleanor Alberga, Piazzolla, Nina Simone, Bach and Beethoven.

October 09
Online: Erik Satie’s Gnossiennes
Joanna talks about the mysterious music of Erik Satie, through his Gnossiennes.

October 13
Autumn Piano Festival: Beethoven 250+
Livestreamed via YouTube from ABRH at the Royal Academy of Music. Head of Piano Joanna MacGregor CBE introduces students celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, including the Diabelli Variations, Liszt’s astonishing transcription of the Eroica Symphony, and chamber music.

October 16
Online: Beethoven’s Variations
Join Joanna online as she illustrates Beethoven’s use of the variation in his sonatas, including Op. 26, Op.109 and Op.111.

October 23-25
Canterbury Festival: The Complete Beethoven Sonatas
Over three days Joanna performs all thirty-two of Beethoven’s life-affirming sonatas across eight concerts – a voyage exploring the love, faith and courage of his works.

Joanna gives an illustrated talk introducing the cycle on October 22 at 7.30pm.

November 01
Online: Nina Simone’s classicism
Taking her transcriptions of Nina Simone’s Little Girl Blue and Good Bait, Joanna demonstrates Nina Simone’s deep love of classical music.

November 15
Online: Chopin’s Op.30 Mazurkas
Joanna looks closely at four Chopin mazurkas, Chopin’s poetic recreation of his roots in Polish folk music.