My privilege, at Hoxton Hall for the great Spitalfields Music. No sheep, but Mary and Jo on fine form, Classic Fm popped around to the rehearsal:
Very excited to have started up as Oxford University’s Director of Performance. Getting to know the Music Faculty and soon the students. Its a move along the A34 from Southampton where I’m grateful for 12 great years.
Well this was a huge thrill, like no other venue (except the bit where I left my phone behind, but the nice people at Wieliczka sent it back). Glad they liked the Lachrime.
It may be set to snow over Easter, but head over to Wigmore for some Italian sunshine and an amazing lineup of singers and players on Tuesday 3rd April. Monteverdi’s and his cool contemporary Sigismondo d’India, and more passionate Italian trio sonatas than you can shake a stick at…
The salt mines of Krakow are legendary, can’t wait to play Lachrime with the wondrous Phantasm there on Sat March 31
Hugely looking forward to some happy plucking days before we’re off to the Kolner Fest fur Alte Musik on Sunday 25th March : tickets here
Looking forward to this recital on Thursday 2 Nov in the lovely Wax Chandlers Hall: where else would you get lots of candles? …as part of this year’s London Bach Fest. You can catch a preview on In Tune tomorrow.
A wonderful week of all things Lute at the LSA’s West Fest was followed by two weeks of sun and no wifi in Devon. Mojo restoration was completed by returning to this news,
It was a privilege to knock about in the unique Phantasm sound world with this greatest of great music.
Have had a fantastic couple of months this side of the Atlantic: Glyndebourne, Spitalfields, Orkney and other Festivals. Now packing my bags for a longer journey: to beautiful Victoria, Canada, where I’m joining a great-looking faculty for the Lute Society of America’s summer seminar (West) over the next week. A new one for me , a chance to put faces to names I’ve known for years, and meet some new ones, am greatly looking forward to it all.