• Hertfordshire Festival of Music 2021

    Updated: 2021-03-31 17:14:50
    : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Thursday , 1 April 2021 Hertfordshire Festival of Music 2021 Labels : preview Friends Meeting House , Hertford Photo taken by Equus caballus , November 24, 2012, from Wikipedia Live classical music is cautiously coming out of hibernation and events cancelled or postponed last Summer are being scheduled for this year . The Hertfordshire Festival of Music , which was cancelled in 2020, has announced that the 2021 edition of the festival will be taking place from 4 to 10 June 2021, and for many coming to the festival this will be the first live classical music they have heard in over a . year Launched in 2016 as a small weekend event and run by co-Artistic Directors conductor

  • Scholarship and enjoyment combine in Il Gusto Barocco's lovely fresh account of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

    Updated: 2021-03-31 16:02:44
    : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Thursday , 1 April 2021 Scholarship and enjoyment combine in Il Gusto Barocco's lovely fresh account of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Labels : cd review Bach Brandenburg Concertos Il Gusto Barocco , Jörg Halubek Berlin Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 31 March 2021 Star rating : 4.0 A new recording from German period instrument ensemble Il Gusto Barocco combines scholarship with sheer enjoyment Bach's Brandenburg Concertos is such a wild and wacky set of pieces that it is no wonder that every set of performers has their own view of them . Reinhard Goebbel recently gave a pair of fascinating talks for Kirill Gerstein Invites which introduced us to the complexities of

  • 10 years ago today my opera When a Man Knows got its stage premiere at the Bridewell Theatre

    Updated: 2021-03-30 23:23:53
    : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Wednesday , 31 March 2021 10 years ago today my opera When a Man Knows got its stage premiere at the Bridewell Theatre Labels : music news It was ten years ago today that my opera When a Man Knows received its stage premiere at the Bridewell Theatre in a production directed by Ian Caddy , conducted by David Roblou and with Dario Dugandzic as the Man and Zoe South as the Woman . nbsp The libretto was based on the play of the same name by Scottish playwright Alan Richardson The poster image is by Geraldine van Heemstra and the photo is by Tom Bowles who was also playing clarinet in the . ensemble Favourably reviewed in both Opera magazine and Tempo , it was a terrific

  • Proud Songsters: a survey of English song by ten distinguished alumni of King's College, Cambridge on the college's own label

    Updated: 2021-03-30 17:52:34
    : : , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Wednesday , 31 March 2021 Proud Songsters : a survey of English song by ten distinguished alumni of King's College , Cambridge on the college's own label Labels : cd review Proud Songsters Michael Chance , Tim Mead , Lawrence Zazzo , Ruairi Bowen , James Gilchrist , Andy Staples , Gerald Finley , Ashley Riches , Mark Stone , Simon Lepper King's College , Cambridge Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 30 March 2021 Star rating : 4.0 Distinguished alumni of King's College , Cambridge come together on the college's own label for a lovely programme which is the epitome of 20th century English song The latest disc from King's College , Cambridge s own label is a very intriguing idea

  • Sound Generator: Sound UK announces first artists in its new artist development programme

    Updated: 2021-03-30 16:36:23
    : : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Wednesday , 31 March 2021 Sound Generator : Sound UK announces first artists in its new artist development programme Labels : music news Sound Generator is Sound UK's new artist development programme , intended to support a diverse range of early-career artists to develop excellent , adventurous new work . Following an open call , the first group of artists have been named , these : are Natalie Sharp is a disabled artist at the forefront of what The Quietus described as New Weird Britain' : a new wave of underground musicians , creating immersive worlds for their audiences to participate in . Jordan Edge works at the intersection of experience design , sound art and

  • The Adam Mickiewicz Institute invites you to explore Penderecki's Garden

    Updated: 2021-03-30 15:35:05
    : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Wednesday , 31 March 2021 The Adam Mickiewicz Institute invites you to explore Penderecki's Garden Labels : music news The Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki devoted his spare time to nurturing his remarkable garden in Lusławice , Poland . Now the Adam Mickiewicz Institute has created an online Penderecki's Garden to combine his two greatest passions music and flora to celebrate his life , compositions and inspirations through a virtual garden . Penderecki’s Garden is an interactive space inspired by the work of Krzysztof Penderecki and through the virtual garden’s layout , architectural structures and vegetation , audiences are invited to explore the life of Penderecki

  • A Healing Fire: Greek guitarist Smaro Gregoriadou in music by Bach, Britten, Gubaidulina & Hetu played on instruments by George Kertsopoulos

    Updated: 2021-03-29 15:58:21
    : : , , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Tuesday , 30 March 2021 A Healing Fire : Greek guitarist Smaro Gregoriadou in music by Bach , Britten , Gubaidulina Hetu played on instruments by George Kertsopoulos Labels : cd review Bach , Britten , Gubaidulina , Hetu Smaro Gregoriadou DELOS Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 29 March 2021 Star rating : 3.5 Music by Bach and three 20th century composer performed on modern developments of the classical guitar Under the title A Healing Fire on Delos the Greek guitarist Smaro Gregoriadou performs Bach's Violin Sonata No . 2 in A minor BWV 1003 Britten's Nocturnal after John Dowland , Op.70 Sofia Gubaidulina's Serenade and Jacques Hetu's Suite pour guitar , Op . 41

  • Andrzej Pietrewicz, #4

    Updated: 2021-03-29 15:33:24
    : , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Tuesday , 30 March 2021 Andrzej Pietrewicz , 4 Labels : cd review spotlight Andrzej Pietrewicz Andrzej Pietrewicz is a young musician , composer and producer based near Toronto , Canada , and he has released his first recording . An EP , simply entitled 4 it contains six tracks , five purely instrumental and one with voice . The music , written for various combinations of piano , strings , guitar , flute and percussion is intriguing in style . Certainly neither new-classical nor minimalist , with a strong contrapuntal feel to it giving all the music a very definite . voice The EP was written and recorded during lockdown , sometimes in remote collaboration with musicians ,

  • Super-excellent Gabrieli and RVW on viols: National Centre for Early Music's Awaken festival

    Updated: 2021-03-28 20:19:00
    : : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Monday , 29 March 2021 Super-excellent Gabrieli and RVW on viols : National Centre for Early Music's Awaken festival Labels : concert review Title page of Coryat's Crudities 1611. Awaken RVW , Johann Christoph Bach , Gabrieli Iestyn Davies , Fretwork , I Fagiolini , English Cornett Sackbut Ensemble , Robert Hollingworth National Centre for Early Music Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 28 March 2021 Star rating : 4.0 From RVW on viols combined with North German 17th century composers to Gabrieli writ large , NCEM's Awaken festival Last weekend 27 and 28 March 2020 the National Centre for Early Music in York presented Awaken Music Online for Spring with a variety of concerts from

  • Young person’s award for innovation: student's project solving acoustic problems in Covent Garden's orchestra pit receives award from Institute of Acoustics

    Updated: 2021-03-28 16:47:38
    : : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Monday , 29 March 2021 Young person’s award for innovation : student's project solving acoustic problems in Covent Garden's orchestra pit receives award from Institute of Acoustics Labels : Covent Garden music news Eric Ballestero , a PhD student from London South Bank University’s LSBU Acoustics department has been awarded the Young Person’s Award for Innovation in Acoustical Engineering 2021 by the Institute of Acoustics for a project exploring solutions to noise issues in the Royal Opera House's orchestra pit . Ballestero's research , which has the snappy title of Acoustic conditions in orchestra pits : are metadiffusers a potential solution was commissioned by the

  • Opera, systemic racism, mass incarceration: White Snake Projects' Death by Life

    Updated: 2021-03-28 16:11:59
    : , , : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Monday , 29 March 2021 Opera , systemic racism , mass incarceration : White Snake Projects' Death by Life Labels : preview Artwork by Renaldo Hudson White Snake Projects , a USA-based activist opera company founded by Singapore-born , USA-based Cerise Jacobs , is presenting a new digital opera in May . Death by Life was conceived as a monument of support for the Black Lives Matter movement . The opera explores the intersection of systemic racism and mass incarceration using texts written by incarcerated writers and their families , with a score by five Black composers— Jacinth Greywoode Leila Adu-Gilmore Jonathan Bailey Holland David Sanford and Mary D . Watkins

  • A Life On-Line: Spring is in the air! NCEM, Leeds Lieder, Wigmore Hall, Jayson Gillham, Juliana Koch

    Updated: 2021-03-27 21:14:13
    : : , , , , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Sunday , 28 March 2021 A Life On-Line : Spring is in the air NCEM , Leeds Lieder , Wigmore Hall , Jayson Gillham , Juliana Koch Labels : A Life On-Line Joseph Middleton and Ashley Riches at the Wigmore Hall photo taken from live stream This seems to be a week of festivals , what with Sunday 21 March being Early Music Day , and Leeds Lieder and National Centre for Early Music having Spring festivals this weekend . For Early Music Day , with dropped in on the National Centre for Early Music NCEM in York , where the Gesualdo Six gave us a lovely exploration of the music of Josquin and the composers who were inspired by him in After Josquin NCEM Spring continued to be

  • He can chisel a mood from just a few bars: pianist Peter Jablonski talks about his new disc of music by Alexey Stanchinsky, and about exploring the darker corners of the repertoire

    Updated: 2021-03-26 20:30:42
    : : , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Saturday , 27 March 2021 He can chisel a mood from just a few bars : pianist Peter Jablonski talks about his new disc of music by Alexey Stanchinsky , and about exploring the darker corners of the repertoire Labels : interview Peter Jablonski If asked to list the names of early 20th-century Russian composers , that of Alexey Vladimirovich Stanchinsky 1888-1914 would probably not be high on many people's lists , and his music still remains undeservedly neglected . Having recorded a disc of mazurkas by Alexander Scriabin 1872-1915 for Ondine the Swedish pianist Peter Jablonski has followed up the disc with a disc devoted to the music of Scriabin's colleague and friend ,

  • A musical microcosm of 2020: Isolation Songbook from Helen Charlston, Michael Craddock and Alexander Soares on Delphian

    Updated: 2021-03-26 02:11:05
    : : , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Friday , 26 March 2021 A musical microcosm of 2020 : Isolation Songbook from Helen Charlston , Michael Craddock and Alexander Soares on Delphian Labels : cd review Isolation Songbook Helen Charlston , Michael Craddock , Alexander Soares Delphian Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 26 March 2021 Star rating : 4.0 A musical snapshot of 2020, 24 songs by 15 contemporary composers capturing the musical climate It all began with a wedding , or rather the lack of one . Mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston and baritone Michael Craddock were due to be married in April 2020. When this was cancelled , Helen wrote a poem and sent it to their friend Owain Park who created a song , 18th April and

  • From Corwall to Cumbria, Southend to Scotland by way of Scunthorpe, children's choirs from across the country to premiere Russell Hepplewhite & Michael Rosen's EVERYTHING

    Updated: 2021-03-25 17:39:45
    : , , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Friday , 26 March 2021 From Corwall to Cumbria , Southend to Scotland by way of Scunthorpe , children's choirs from across the country to premiere Russell Hepplewhite Michael Rosen's EVERYTHING Labels : preview Friday Afternoons is a project that arose out of the Britten Centenary in 2013, when Britten's own set of songs for children , Friday Afternoons written for his brother's school were revived in a national project . Since 2013, a new set of songs and other resources has been made available annually with Friday Afternoons projects being run in schools all around the UK and across the world . Past composers have included Errollyn Wallen Luke Styles Jonathan Dove Nico

  • Keeping On: The Knights' new video and annotated score

    Updated: 2021-03-25 16:48:09
    : : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Friday , 26 March 2021 Keeping On : The Knights' new video and annotated score Labels : spotlight video The New York-based ensemble The Knights , artistic directors Colin and Eric Jacobsen , have just released a new video , Keeping On but in fact the ensemble has released two videos , you can watch the video of the orchestra members performing on YouTube but for those interested in the musical nitty-gritty there is also a video above and on YouTube of the annotated . score The project was a group one , with a group of the members of the ensemble being responsible for developing the piece , Michael P . Atkinson , Logan Coale , Zachary Cohen , Christina Courtin , Colin

  • From Handel's Tamerlano to Walther's Scherzi da violino solo to Lampe's Dragon of Wantley: The Continuo Foundation awards its first round of grants

    Updated: 2021-03-24 18:07:59
    : : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Thursday , 25 March 2021 From Handel's Tamerlano to Walther's Scherzi da violino solo to Lampe's Dragon of Wantley : The Continuo Foundation awards its first round of grants Labels : music news The Continuo Foundation has announced its first round of grants to UK period-instrument ensembles , supporting 23 projects involving over 300 freelance musicians . Established in October 2020, Continuo was set up by former City director and classical music lover Tina Vadaneaux to support the community of period-instrument ensembles across the UK , many of whom haven’t played together since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic . nbsp This first round as was intended to disperse

  • From Monteverdi & Cavalli to Abba: 'Rebirth' from Sonya Yoncheva, Leonardo García Alarcón and Cappella Mediterranea on Sony Classical

    Updated: 2021-03-24 17:08:39
    : : , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Thursday , 25 March 2021 From Monteverdi Cavalli to Abba : Rebirth' from Sonya Yoncheva , Leonardo García Alarcón and Cappella Mediterranea on Sony Classical Labels : cd review Rebirth Monteverdi , Cavalli , Strozzi , Stradella , Alarcón , Marin , de Torrejon y Velazco , Diaz , Gibbons , Dowland , Ferrabosco , Anderson Ulvaeus Sonya Yoncheva , Cappella Mediterranea , Leonardo García Alarcón Sony Classical Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 24 March 2021 Star rating : 3.5 The Bulgarian soprano collaborates with a period instrument ensemble for an intriguing melange of 17th century music spiced with some more recent items Ten years ago , Bulgarian soprano Sonia Yoncheva sang the

  • Gustav Hoyer's Terra, the Bringer of Life

    Updated: 2021-03-24 16:35:54
    : , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Thursday , 25 March 2021 Gustav Hoyer's Terra , the Bringer of Life Labels : spotlight The American composer Gustav Hoyer mixes life as a composer with a passion for music education and a life-long interest in computers , video and games . He also runs a regular music podcast , designed to open up classical music in non-traditional ways , and the latest episode is Anachronism Hoyer's single Terra , the Bringer of Life has just been released , performed by Peter Pejtsik and The Budapest Film Orchestra , and comes from a forthcoming album to be released in 2021. Hoyer says of his music , I want to be a counter-cultural voice advocating for the earnest and authentic in an age

  • Dame Ethel Smyth wins a Grammy!

    Updated: 2021-03-24 16:25:43
    : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Thursday , 25 March 2021 Dame Ethel Smyth wins a Grammy Labels : cd news music news In all the fuss about winners of last week's Grammy awards one win rather got neglected . nbsp That of Dame Ethel . Smyth In truth , of course , Dame Ethel didn't win the award personally , but the award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album went to the premiere recording of Smyth's late masterpiece The Prison performed by mezzo-soprano Sarah Brailey , baritone Dashon Burton and the Experiential Chorus and Orchestra conducted by James Blachly which was issued on Chandos records read my review of the recording , and see my interview with James Blachly This is a remarkable achievement on many

  • Piercing the Singer/Pianist Dynamic

    Updated: 2021-03-24 11:45:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Wednesday , March 24, 2021 Piercing the Singer Pianist Dynamic Robert Thies looks at the relationships between pianists , their collaborators , and concert presenters in Might We Accompany Each Other How Audiences and Presenters Perceive the Singer Pianist Dynamic in the March-April 2021 edition of the Journal of the New York Singing Teachers' Association . That this is intended as a primer for singers rather than just pianists is commendable , and Robert goes into depth about audience perception , how we refer to ourselves , the nature of the repertoire , and dealing with presenters , especially regarding fees . nbsp On whether to

  • Connected Skies: six new works from composer Angela Elizabeth Slater debuting digitally

    Updated: 2021-03-23 19:20:01
    : : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Wednesday , 24 March 2021 Connected Skies : six new works from composer Angela Elizabeth Slater debuting digitally Labels : preview Composer Angela Elizabeth Slater set herself a challenge last year , to write six new works for solo instrument and voice , each lasting around ten minutes . The resulting pieces , for double bass , cello , flute , accordion , percussion and mezzo soprano are being debuted digitally as part of a series called Connected Skies Each month from January 2021 to June 2021, Slater is releasing a filmed performance of one of the works , along with a blog about its creation and more . nbsp So far we have seen a double bass piece for Maggie Cox , a solo

  • A castrato in Ireland: Tara Erraught, Peter Whelan & the Irish Baroque Orchestra recapture some of the magic of superstar castrato Tenducci

    Updated: 2021-03-23 18:42:45
    : : , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Wednesday , 24 March 2021 A castrato in Ireland : Tara Erraught , Peter Whelan the Irish Baroque Orchestra recapture some of the magic of superstar castrato Tenducci Labels : cd review The Trials of Tenducci van Maldere , Arne , Giordani , Fischer , JC Bach , Mozart Tara Erraught , Irish Baroque Orchestra , Peter Whelan Linn Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 23 March 2021 Star rating : 5.0 A delightful journey through the eventful musical life of soprano castrato Tenducci whose performing career encompassed London , Dublin and Edinburgh The Italian soprano castrato Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci c . 1735–90 seems to have had a remarkably eventful life , including a period

  • Rising to the challenge: the East Neuk Festival returns in July with alfresco and pop-up performances, digital concerts and much more

    Updated: 2021-03-23 17:41:01
    : : , Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Wednesday , 24 March 2021 Rising to the challenge : the East Neuk Festival returns in July with alfresco and pop-up performances , digital concerts and much more Labels : preview Scotland 2021 East Neuk Festival ENF Arts Activist David Behrens at Lady's Tower near Elie , Scotland East Neuk Festival If 2020 proved a nightmare for small arts organisations , then 2021 remains a great challenge , with uncertainty about what will physically be possible for Summer events . Like many smaller organisations the East Neuk Festival in Fife is turning challenge into opportunity and responding imaginatively to potential restrictions . This year's festival , which takes place from 1-4

  • HBD!Project MARCH Celebrates Composers' Birthdays in (you guessed it) March

    Updated: 2021-03-23 10:48:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Tuesday , March 23, 2021 HBD Project MARCH Celebrates Composers' Birthdays in you guessed it March As classical musicians , we love to play their music religiously , but forget our favorite composer's big days year after year . HBD Project aims to fix that , and is the brainchild of Toronto-based musicians Natalya Gennadi and Catherin Carew This month's party features the music of Maurice Ravel , Diane Berry , J.S . Bach , and Murray . Adaskin A big hand as well to the : performers Christina Faye piano Christian Paquette flute Catherin Carew , soprano Daniel Norman organ Natalya Gennadi The very clever video production and animation is

  • Giving Gluck's Paride ed Elena its due: Bampton Classical Opera's 2021 season

    Updated: 2021-03-22 18:12:14
    : : Pages Home About Us Contact Us Record Reviews Interviews Twitter : RobertHugill Opera and Concert Reviews Facebook Tuesday , 23 March 2021 Giving Gluck's Paride ed Elena its due : Bampton Classical Opera's 2021 season Labels : Bampton preview SJSS Jacques-Louis David : Paris and Helen 1788 Musée du Louvre , Paris detail During the 1760s the composer Christoph Willibald Gluck and librettist Ranieri de' Calzabigi collaborated on a sequence of theatrical works which would revolutionise opera performance see my article To delight the eyes and ears without the risk of sinning against reason or common sense : the creation of Reform Opera The first of these was the ballet Don Juan followed by three operas Orfeo ed Euridice Alceste and Paride ed Elena Orfeo ed Euridice remains iconic whilst

  • Participate in a Research Study: Preparing Young Musicians for Performance

    Updated: 2021-03-17 11:00:00
    : : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Wednesday , March 17, 2021 Participate in a Research Study : Preparing Young Musicians for Performance Charlene Ryan Jessica Tsang , and Diana Dumlavwalla are spearheading a research study that will be looking at the habits and processes of music teachers in preparing students for performance . It takes around 20 minutes to complete , and involves reflection on a number of issues such as performance preparation , performance anxiety , teacher expectations , navigating online teaching . If you're currently teaching music , I recommend that you participate in this study their aim is to receive input from at least 500 teachers from

  • Rachel Fuller on the Art of the Collaborative Pianist

    Updated: 2021-03-15 10:57:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Monday , March 15, 2021 Rachel Fuller on the Art of the Collaborative Pianist Auckland-based pianist Rachel Fuller's conversation with David Moriss on New Zealand's RNZ is worth listening to in its entirely . The collaborative pianist vs . accompanist , entering the profession , learning the skillset , and the growing respect towards collaborative pianists are all discussed , and the recorded performances are fabulous . nbsp I love this : quote This movement , a global movement , has come to reframe the work that we do . As pianists working in ensembles , working with singers and instrumentalists and chamber groups . Our skills have to

  • 100 Years of Chinese Art Song with Jialiang Zhu and Friends

    Updated: 2021-03-11 11:54:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Thursday , March 11, 2021 100 Years of Chinese Art Song with Jialiang Zhu and Friends Jialiang Zhu's final DMA recital at the University of Toronto goes into depth with the history of Chinese art song , using selections chosen from Chinese-speaking communities around the world . Several the works are both world premieres and Canadian premieres . This performance took place while Toronto was in full lockdown , so an audience wasn't allowed into Walter Hall . I particularly the coordination of multiple camera units to create an highly immediate recital experience . nbsp Remember to turn on the English subtitles for Jialiang's excellent

  • The 2021 Collaborative Piano Institute

    Updated: 2021-03-09 11:31:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Tuesday , March 09, 2021 The 2021 Collaborative Piano Institute The Collaborative Piano Institute has announced their 2021 summer festival , which will run between June 6 and 26th with the added possibility of a hybrid option . Below is the announcement from Ana Maria Otamendi . The deadline will be March 15, and you can find the application form here Dear students and , colleagues It is my pleasure once again to invite you to apply to the fifth edition of the Collaborative Piano Institute and the Vocal Academy which will take place between June 6th 26th 2021 at Louisiana State University . We have a lot of exciting new features We are

  • David Webb's Winterreise at Wigmore Hall

    Updated: 2021-02-15 12:15:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Monday , February 15, 2021 David Webb's Winterreise at Wigmore Hall Blokes don't talk about stuff . These words of David Webb are a launching-point for a Winterreise that is grounded in a concern for mental health . Webb's Winterreise features four singers instead of one , and is conceived as more of a conversation rather than a solitary journey . If you're interested in this project , consider giving to David Webb's JustgGiving page Here's the full personnel for the : recital David Webb tenor Alessandro Fisher tenor Rupert Charlesworth tenor Benedict Nelson baritone Iain Burnside piano Image courtesy of Kamil Szumotalski on Unsplash

  • I Also Write Another Blog

    Updated: 2021-02-09 12:16:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Tuesday , February 09, 2021 I Also Write Another Blog Wendy Hatala Foley , New Day 48'x40' , acrylic on canvas The cadence of articles on the Collaborative Piano Blog has alternated between periods of frenzied activity and long hiatus . It's a huge challenge to be a long-term blogger , and my interests and passions tend to change over time , not to mention the amount of work on my plate . nbsp For the last while I've been writing a second blog at Foley Music and Arts While my articles here focus on collaborative piano and piano pedagogy , at FMA my articles have a much wider scope and talk about creativity , productivity ,

  • Where to Find All the Level 9 and 10 Chord Progressions for RCM Piano Exams

    Updated: 2021-02-08 12:09:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Monday , February 08, 2021 Where to Find All the Level 9 and 10 Chord Progressions for RCM Piano Exams One of the challenges of Level 9 and 10 piano in The Royal Conservatory's Piano Syllabus , 2015 Edition is learning to play the I VI IV V6 4 8-7 I chord progression in all the keys C through F major minor for Level 9, G flat F through B major minor for Level 10 What makes things more challenging is that the chord progression is only ever written out in the Piano Syllabus at the bottom of page 105. If you use the comprehensive Piano Technique Book offered by the RCM , you can find the chord progression at the bottom right of page 54

  • The Lied Society Presents Michelle Cann

    Updated: 2021-02-07 12:17:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Sunday , February 07, 2021 The Lied Society Presents Michelle Cann Abe Hunter's latest episode of The Lied Society features Michelle Cann pianist , teacher , community innovator , and the the Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies at Curtis Institute of Music . In her hour-long interview , Michelle talks about teaching at Curtis , balancing solo and collaborative work , and the importance of being well-rounded . Midway through the podcast is a lovely performance of Michelle playing the second movement of Florence Price's Piano Sonata in E minor this is a first-rate American work that you really need to check out . nbsp The Lied

  • Muzewest Concerts Presents Russian Winter with Alexander Malikov

    Updated: 2021-02-05 12:14:00
    : The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Friday , February 05, 2021 Muzewest Concerts Presents Russian Winter with Alexander Malikov Since the start of the pandemic , my professional student Jennifer West has grown Vancouver's Muzewest Concerts to become one of the city's most active concert series , with a regular lineup of concerts , workshops , masterclasses , and podcasts . nbsp Since all their events are now online and they can no longer fly artists into Vancouver , Muzewest are utilizing performance venues in other cities . Their recent Russian Winter event with Alexander Malikov was filmed at Toronto's Grace Church on-the-Hill . nbsp Here's Alexander Malikov's full

  • Join and Watch CyberCollab, an Online Event for Collaborative Projects on February 12

    Updated: 2021-02-03 11:51:00
    : , The Collaborative Piano Blog The piano in ensemble . The piano in real . life Pages Home About This Blog About Chris Foley Register for Lessons Contact Me Wednesday , February 03, 2021 Join and Watch CyberCollab , an Online Event for Collaborative Projects on February 12 CyberCollab is a project from Kimly Wang studying at the New England Conservatory and Yolanda Tapia on staff at Western University in Ontario to bring attention to the diversity of work happening in the collaborative piano community . nbsp The performance will be live on Zoom on Friday , February 12 at 8pm EST . Here's how you can : participate We'd like to invite all collaborative pianists to participate in our event by submitting a 5-15 minute video of them performing duo repertoire with a partner . It could be one

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