Testament

This Thursday, I’m presenting my second ANAM Fellowship concert, Testament. I’ve been working with a string quartet and just today had my first rehearsal with 11 other violists (!) led by a wonderful conductor, Dominic Harvey. Testament is a 12-viola piece by Australian composer Brett Dean. It’s named after the Heiligenstadt Testament, which Beethoven wrote (while in Heiligenstadt) to his…

Out of the frying pan. . .

Transcend happened two nights ago and I’m happy to share this lovely review from Matthew Lorenzon at partialdurations. I’m back in Canberra to play in Canberra Symphony Orchestra in a concert of beautiful music by Kodály, Sibelius and Brahms, before returning to Melbourne for my second Fellowship concert – Testament. This features music by Brett Dean, Ludwig van…

Interview

Just before I came back to Australia, I interviewed composer Paul Kerekes whose awesome new work four pieces (for viola and piano) will be premiered in my first ANAM Fellowship concert this Tuesday, 11 August. During our conversation, we spoke about his fascinating life as a pianist and composer working in New York City. You can listen here; it’s…