A little bit of fine tuning was necessary with the wonderful Jean-Marc Jourquin at Marigaux. Thank you to the whole team as usual for your great work and never-ending support!
It’s definitely been MacMillan year for me this year! Just got back from a tour of Saxony with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Ash. It was great to see such enthusiastic audiences for this orchestra and their programme of Britten, MacMillan and Brahms, despite the unbelievable heat!
As always, looking forward to playing the beautiful Bach Double Concerto. Tonight with Wolfgang Bender, violin and the Neues Kammerorchester Potsdam directed by Ud Joffe.
I was so thrilled to be able to go to Hamlet last night at Glyndebourne. Brett Dean’s new opera is an absolute emotional and musical masterpiece. I was especially excited as Brett is a great friend and the viola player in The Berlin Oboe Quartet. Congratulations!
We even managed a picnic despite the drizzle… Oh England and outdoor events!
Ensemble unitedberlin’s thematic concert series continued last night with a homage to the great Isang Yun. Yun’s contribution to the oboe repertoire was very important, due to his friendship and collaboration with Heinz Holliger, but last night’s concert featured his Flute Concerto with Martin Glück as the brilliant soloist.
A very exciting concert tonight with ensemble unitedberlin and Vladimr Jurowski in the Konzerthaus Berlin. Under the title of Russisches Roulette, we will be playing chamber music by Edison Denisov, Georgy Dorokhov, Anton Safronov and Galina Ustvolskaya.
So sorry to hear that Jonathan Kelly has broken his shoulder – all that Berlin ice! Hope he gets well quickly and is back playing soon. I’m really happy to be able to help out though and jump in for him with the Berlin Phil. Exciting concert performances of Ligeti’s “Le Grand Macabre” with Simon Rattle!