J. S. Bach Largo
This is a little recording I made in May. Johann Sebastian Bach’s intensely personal music is a seemingly endless source of inspiration for me, in so many different ways.
My recital on 20 October this year was in front of a lovely live audience, and was also streamed online. It can be watched back here: Program: Alexina Hawkins Boiling MelodyUrsula Mamlok From my GardenCaroline Shaw Limestone & FeltKelly Watson BentSahba Aminikia KereshmehGyörgy Ligeti SonataRichard Reed Parry Duet for Heart & Breath
From My Garden/unerhörte musik
I am giving a recital in Berlin on 20 October as part of the awesome and legendary weekly concert series for contemporary music, unerhörte musik. I was to present this concert in collaboration with the wonderful American pianist and composer Paul Kerekes, but sadly, as with so many things this year, the pandemic got in the…
hear now berlin on an island!
On 7 September, my recently-formed sextet hear now berlin is excited to present an open-air concert on the beautiful Insel der Jugend in Treptower Park. This was made possible by a recent crowdfunding campaign generously supported by Berlin Recycling and Fairplaid, as well as many very kind private benefactors. One of the pieces we will…
Damon Albarn | Streaming from Isolation
I have been involved in a project working with Damon Albarn and an eclectic mix of musicians towards a tour which, after being cancelled due to Covid-19, can hopefully take place next year. The name of the tour was The nearer the fountain, more pure the stream flows, which is a line from the John…
Saint-Saëns bassoon sonata
I was introduced to Saint-Saëns’ charming sonata for bassoon and piano years ago while studying in Melbourne and living with a very fine bassoonist, and it melted my heart from the very beginning. Sometime after moving to Berlin, I was listening to it again, and the seed of desire grew in me to play it…
I was honoured to be invited as a guest on a new interview series “Zoom in with Baron”, created by my friend, the very awesome jazz trombonist Baron Arnold. We had a conversation about being freelance musicians during the current COVID-19 situation, and outside it, touching on some things I find very interesting with regards to quality…
in manus tuas
A couple of days ago, I spontaneously recorded this beautiful piece by Caroline Shaw, which has been in my repertoire since just before I moved to Berlin 5 years ago, and has had a special place in my heart since. “in manus tuas is based on a 16th century motet by Thomas Tallis. While there are…
Back in September, I made an [unedited] recording of J. S. Bach’s monumental Chaconne from the Partita for solo violin (on viola), BWV 1004, which I had been working on as a personal project. This is a piece from which I will continue to learn throughout my life, which has such profound meaning, evokes the wonder of…
On 29 November, I am super excited to be part of the launch of Anna Morley‘s new album, Visceral (on which I also had the privilege of recording some viola sounds), along with a very spicy band, and a dancer! Anna Morley – vibraphone, piano, keys, vocals, melodica Petros Tzekos – percussion Artem Zaytsev – electric & bass…