I am a multiple award-winning amateur pianist. The awards were all rather insignificant but hey, what gives. Beethoven in particular is my life essence, but I play pretty much anything that’s remotely tonal.
In addition, I am a hobby composer. Back when I was a teenager I used to write sheet music in Sibelius, but at the moment I am learning how to produce it properly in a DAW, using synthesised sounds and the BBC Symphony Orchestra sample library. I intend to publish what I write once it gets to an acceptable level, so watch this space!
My greatest wish in life is to hear a cycle of the Bax symphonies in the concert hall. I simply do not understand why they are never played.