Home at last – Melbourne. Christmas on the beach, New Year’s BBQ, life can be tough sometimes.

Australia does not offer one the latest fashion like Milan or Paris, or the most sophisticated concert series like Vienna or London, but it does offer one of the most important ingredients in life – being close to nature. There is an ease and simplicity feel about the country which is hard to find elsewhere. Being a musician and always travelling, I feel blessed to be able to come home every holiday season, to unwind and reflect.

Having lived in London for many years, I have learnt to appreciate Australia more and more, and am very grateful indeed for all that it has given me – a fantastic and all-rounded education, wonderful circle of friends, opportunities to develop my musicality and a great life style.

Here’s to another great year in 2015 and wishing everybody all the happiness and success in the world.