2019 was a big theorbo fun fest for me, recitals all over the place in UK and beyond… I was thrilled to end the year with Ars Longa at No 6 in Linn’s Top Ten releases. Got to the Classical Charts too.
Ed Lyon with Theatre of the Ayres Playlist won Presto Classical’s Debut CD of 2019. This time last year we recorded in beautiful if freezing St Martins Church, Salisbury. Here’s a link to some lovely reviews and audio tasters.
Valetta International Baroque Festival.
Happy New Year everyone, 2020 on its way. First off, I’m looking forward to a good VIBE (Valetta International Baroque Ensemble, one of the best acronyms ever) coming up later in January. I’m lucky enough to be playing 3 concerts, recitals with vocal legends Nicholas Mulroy and Katherine Watson, as well as a blast of Biber with VIBE. All in stunningly beautiful Maltese locations.
Full programme of this enterprising Festival from Teatru Mancel here:
Its for this: http://wwm.bangor.ac.uk Women’s Work in Music.
I am looking forward to playing a programme of Barbara Strozzi with Canadian soprano Janet Youngdahl and harpsichordist and musicologist Vivian Montgomery, on Thursday 5 September CD of the same out very soon!
Remember the song Didn’t We have a Lovely Time on the Way to Bangor? It was number 3 in 1980 and I knew all the words, thank you Fiddler’s Dram. I’m on the way and the toilet just spoke to me in Welsh which is now a Thing with Virgin Trains.
Introducing the baroque theorbo on YouTube…
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…