Oslo, RAM & Birmingham

had a great time teaching in the last few weeks //

spent three days at the Norwegian Academy of Music coaching chamber music and hanging out with Terje Moe Hansen‘s violin class. we talked and played and talked and played, covering the Violin Spaces as well as other contemporary violin repertoire and delving into surrounding topics as well. such a joy to have time for real exchange.

had an afternoon workshop and evening concert at Royal Academy of Music in London together with Garth, he coached the viola’s on Viola Spaces, and I took the violins. then we had an all-Spaces concert, playing them in various constellations. the next day we went to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and did more or less the same thing. following that we stayed for a day to teach private lessons. a pleasure to tag team with Garth, complementing each other in these masterclass situations. exciting to enter a new phase in such a long standing collaboration.

with the RAM violins

Ankara

Had a wonderful week in Ankara visiting Bilkent University.
Packed it in : recorded Onur Türkmen’s solo cycle Songs from a Circle, taught a seminar for the composer’s department and recorded student pieces, taught the lovely the Bilkent violin students, and played a concert in the Klassik Keyiflir series at Müze Evliyagil. The concert was all Knox – Garth and I switched off playing solo’s and duo’s, then we played Garth’s quartet and sextet with Bilkent faculty members and students.

tour / after

had a magic tour time playing amsterdam, eindhoven, rotterdam & enschede

grateful to have a platform for sharing the spaces, many thanks to those who helped me create it.

a few pictures :

(drawings / SJ Fowler, light design / James Murray)

Louis, dad, Garth

(above pics Bram Petreaus)

dream road crew James Murray / light design, Marc Schots / sound

 

 

 

Muziekfabriek @Radio4

Jet Berkhout at Radio4 invited me to be on her program Muziekfabriek. The set up of the show is that the guest chooses a well known classic work, and makes a new version. I re-did my take on Purcell’s When I’m Laid for the occasion, and added some vocals this time :

we had a good chat as well, about the upcoming tour and more. Jet also spoke to Theo Loevendie about our working together a few years ago, and he said some very kind words. listen back to the rest of the show here