Archive: September 2014

A day in Saluzzo

By on September 17, 2014 in My News

My return from Munich on Sunday took the form of two flights to Amsterdam and then Torino and a lift with the ever-energetic Michele Galvagno, founder of the Cappa Festival in Saluzzo. It was a pleasure to play the Mozart C major quartet with Jae-Wan Lee, Enrico Groppo and Jane Salmon, to listen to quartets,


By on September 16, 2014 in ARD Munich

I have just spent nine days (4 – 13 September) in Munich chairing the ARD Wind Quintet competition – four rounds of fine playing from 22 quintets comprising players from 21 countries. A real international event. It was marvelous to hear such varied playing with some ensembles going for a more blended sound, others showing

ARD Munich Competition

By on September 4, 2014 in ARD Munich

I am now just beginning a return to Munich from 4 to 13 September for the ARD Competition for Wind Quintets. As an ardent quintet player, this will be a wonderful opportunity to hear some of the top ensembles. Having enjoyed two oboe competitions and one flute competition in the past, it will be a

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