NEWS January 2019

Coming up soon …

2 months in Norway!
March – early May will be an intensive period with Barokksolistene and members of the Alehouse Sessions at the Oslo Opera House. As per the Opus award we won last year: ‘Klassik ohne Grenzen’, we will pushing at the boundaries of traditional opera and playing: on stage – from memory – one per part – in costume, with dancing, singing and acting!
We will then work with choreographers Cina Espejord, Melissa Hough, Garrett Smith & Liam Scarlett for a new project of baroque music and contemporary dance.

ETO news …

After a fantastic autumn season, I am thrilled to be invited back as leader of English Touring Opera for the baroque tour in Spring 2020, with works by Bach, Handel and Mozart. We will venture to new pastures such as Truro and also across to Ireland.

Recordings out soon …

– I Fagiolini’s exciting Leonardo da Vinci project where I’m playing Monteverdi madrigals on a Monteverdi violin!
– La Nuova Musica playing Glück’s Orfeo with Iestyn Davies and Sophie Bevan
– Solomon’s Knot’s first CD including Schelle, Kuhnau and Bach.
– Classical Opera – La Finta Semplice & Bastien and Bastienne
– Parallax Orchestra… Bring me the Horizons latest album and a Spotify session at Abbey Road studios with The Architects.

New ventures …

This July I will make my first appearance with Il Gusto Barocco from Stuttgart in Ansbach, Germany. We will perform the Bach Triple concerto amongst various Bach cantatas and finish by recording all the Brandenburg concerti – a dream come true!

L.O.G.A.S. (Laboratory of Gesture and Sound)…

Last year the seeds were sown for a project with David Watkin and the Brodsky Quartet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and this exciting project will come to fruition at the end of June 2019. I will be working with the students on some of the Beethoven string quartets in movement and trying to start a revolution in conservatoire training!

Badinage …

We are very excited that our French street songs project, curated by Jonathan Rees, has received funding from Cambridge Arts and Humanities Impact Fund to develop our work. Watch this space!

New chamber music collaborations … on a new violin!

In May, I will be doing several concerts in London with Gavin Kibble and David Gerrard exploring French baroque music including Couperin and Rameau. I am very excited to try out this repertoire on my stunning new violin made by Arnaud Giral in Bristol in 2017.

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