Listen to excerpts from my recent CD: Josef Haydn Keyboard Sonatas 



Solo Keyboard

You can listen to excerpts from three of my solo CD recordings from the Soundcloud link below. (You may first need to sign up to Soundcloud.) The extracts are from:

Haydn Keyboard Sonatas (fortepiano by Johannes Secker, 2011)


Sonatas from the Court of Salzburg (Johann Adolph Hass Harpsichord, 1764)


John Irving Plays Mozart on the Hass Clavichord (Johann Adolph Hass Clavichord, 1763)




A film made at the Cini Foundation, Venice (July 2015) celebrating 30 years of the Musicology Institute there. I am playing Haydn sonatas on a piano by Matthias Jakesch (1823):


Excerpts from a live performance of the Bach French Suites (December 2015) at Sneaton Castle, Yorkshire. Flemish harpsichord (2007) by Johannes Secker.

Bach French Suite no.4 Sarabande and Gavotte


Bach French Suite no.4 Giga


Bach French Suite no.6 Allemande


Bach French Suite no.6 Sarabande


Chamber Music

Selections from Ensemble DeNOTE‘s 5* CD of Beethoven Chamber Music (Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Fortepiano, Op.38 and Piano Quartet, Op.16) can be heard at the link below.

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John Irving in The Mozart Project

John features in several films recorded specially for inclusion in The Mozart Project – the 5* internationally best-selling interactive book on Mozart for iPad. Available on the iTunes Store, The Mozart Project was described by Stephen Fry as ‘a completely new kind of book’. John wrote several chapters and appears in a number of video and audio recordings within it.

These video and audio clips explore Mozart’s piano music, his chamber music and concertos including excerpts from: the G minor Piano Quartet, K.478; the Piano Concerto in F, K.413 (in the composer’s own arrangement for piano and string quartet); and an anonymous Viennese arrangement from c.1793 of the Quintet for Piano and Winds as a Piano Quartet, K.452. The recordings were made at Winchester College in March 2013.


‘It is quite lovely playing: a considered tempo that is laid back and charming, but with a symbiotic relationship with the strings and piano’ Jon Baxendale

Piano Concerto, K.413

Mozart and the Piano





Excerpts from a world-premiere performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A, K.488 arranged for fortepiano and classical wind sextet by Robert Percival (June 2014).

A live performance (23 April 2014) of the Adagio of Haydn’s Sonata in A flat Hob.XVI:46 on a fortepiano by Johannes Secker (2011), modelled on an instrument by Johann Andreas Stein (c.1784).

*A preview from Ensemble DeNOTE’s DVD on Mozart’s ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio, K.498 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano is available here.

*Listen here to a live recording of Haydn’s E flat Sonata, Hob.XVI:49 (September 2013) on Soundcloud 

* Mozart’s delightful Minuet in F, K.2

* Mozart’s D minor Fantasy, K.397

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