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. https://theartsdesk.com/classical-music/theartsdesk-kraków-easter-music-british-focus
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… https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/theatre-of-the-ayre-201804031930
The salt mines of Krakow are legendary, can’t wait to play Lachrime with the wondrous Phantasm there on Sat March 31 http://www.phantasm.org.uk/events
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 https://www.koelnticket.de/Lutes+%26+Ukes+-+Ukulele+Orchestra+of+Great+Britain+-+Kölner+Fest+für+Alte+Musik-Tickets-67/?evId=1662531&pageId=67&L=1
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. https://www.classicalevents.co.uk/concerts/wax-chandlers-hall-city-of-london
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, https://www.gramophone.co.uk/awards/2017/early-music 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 …
Big thanks to Chesney at BiteAndBang Design for the new site. Updates should come thick and fast now. Well, at least thick. But for now we’re getting ready to hit Hoxton with the extraordinary strings of Rodolfo Richter, Jane Gordon and Alison McGillivray. https://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/events/elizabeth-kenny-presents-theatre-ayre-hoxton-hall/ Theatre of the Ayre with no singers but plenty of drama!