Archive: October 2014

Eroica in Lichfield

By on October 21, 2014 in Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra

A week of exciting orchestral events in Rotterdam was complemented for me on Saturday by playing in the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra (DECO) concert in Lichfield Cathedral. Figaro Overture and a delightful performance of the Mozart Flute and Harp concerto by Lisa Nelsen and Eleanor Turner was followed by the magnificent opportunity to play Beethoven

Codarts Chamber Music Recital

By on October 7, 2014 in Codarts Rotterdam

After a heartwarming Jubileum concert, including a performance of the Schubert Octet, to celebrate Nancy Braithwaite’s 25 years of clarinet teaching at Codarts earlier this year, Codarts Classical Music inaugurated its Chamber Concert Series last night. I was delighted to open with the Mozart Oboe Quartet playing with Natasha Morozova (violin), Ron Ephrat (viola) and

Codarts Orchestral Concerts

By on October 7, 2014 in Codarts Rotterdam

Last week Codarts Classical Music opened its year of public concerts with two performances in the Energiehaus in Dordrecht (3 October) and the Jurianssezaal of De Doelen, Rotterdam (5 October) by the Codarts Chamber Music under the direction of Igor Gruppman. The programme featured the 15-year old Hawijch Elders in an eloquent account of the

Kammermusik Workshop

By on October 7, 2014 in Kammermusik Workshop

The Kammermusik workshop in Oxford (22 – 26 September) proved to be a great success with larger numbers than ever before and St Edmund Hall,  a most welcoming venue. Originally a wind chamber music course, the addition of strings has added an enormous number of possibilities and seems to have contributed to the ever-rising standards.

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