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 also possible to download the audio, put it on your phone/mp3 player and experience it on public transport, while or working out, or as you go to sleep..!
It’s less than a week until the concert now and I’m super excited to be playing with Jacob Abela (for Paul’s piece), my old teachers Chris Moore and Caroline Henbest and a great ensemble of Melbourne viola players (for Peter de Jager’s new viola nonet Metaphors, also receiving its world premiere during the concert). I’m also really looking forward to presenting a new work created with a great new musical friend, oud player and percussionist Yuval Ashkar, along with fabulous ANAM students Hamish Upton (percussion) and Kinga Janiszweski (double bass).