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It was a real joy playing Michel van der Aa’s terrific violin concerto in Mexico last week with the excellent Symphony Orchestra with my friend Roberto Beltrán-Zavala, conductor, who shares my love for this fantastic, colorful, virtuosic piece. Here’s a bit of the end of the first movement, for who’s interested in this music, from the rehearsal. The piece also has many beautiful, dreamy and ‘impressionistic’ sections, very exciting to play and I recommend to all violinists! ✨✨

Posted by Daniel Rowland on Saturday, 7 December 2019

Daniel has just returned from Buenos Aires where he gave the very first performance in Mexico of the Michel van der Aa Violin Concerto.

The New Oxford Consort’s next concerts, on 28th November and 1st December, provide a great chance to hear the group who recently launched a collaboration with Tashmina Artist Louise Thomson (harp).

Louise and the New Oxford Consort are offering an enticing programme of music for upper voices and harp, entitled “Eastern Pictures”, featuring in particular the music of Gustav and Imogen Holst. Their programme showcases the broad range of excellent music that is available to the combination of upper-voice choir and harp, with works including Gustav Holst’s ‘Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda’.

Violist Rachel Roberts is now offering a selection of programmes in collaboration with pianist Tim Horton. The duo’s repertoire includes a diverse range of works for viola and piano by composers including Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Shostakovich, Hindemith, Clarke and Enescu.

Simon Callaghan will be part of a stellar line-up at next month’s Highgate International Chamber Music Festival.

Across four concerts, Simon will perform in various trios, a quintet, a sextet and a nonet, in a broad range of music by Beethoven, Ludwig, Dohnányi, Poulenc and Coleridge-Taylor.

On Friday 4th October, Daniel Rowland performed Rogowski’s violin concerto with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, as part of the Stradun Classic Festival.

The concert took place at the Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik, under the baton of Darrel Ang, and was the premiere performance of the concerto, just over 70 years after its composition.

Louise Thomson recently released a new set of publicity images, taken as part of the “50 portraits” exhibition at Chetham’s School of Music by Sara Porter.

The Solem Quartet is collaborating with Picturehouse Cinemas to screen Yorgos Lanthimos’s film ‘The Lobster’ with live music, as part of the Solem Lates series.

The Quartet has produced an arrangement of the film’s quirky soundtrack for string quartet and piano, which they will be performing live at eight screenings across different Picturehouse cinemas during November and December.

Having been Ensemble in Residence at the University of Liverpool’s Department of Music for the last three years, the Solem Quartet has been invited to extend its highly successful residency for a further three years.

The Solem Quartet will be performing live on BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday 22nd September, just before they begin their week-long tour of the country.

They will perform five concerts over the course of the week, including a lunchtime recital as part of the Glasgow Cathedral Festival on Friday 27th September.

Press release from the Gauteng International Arts Festival.

World famous Japanese pianist opens 2019 GauFestival with two Mozart piano concertos and the complete set of Mozart Piano Sonatas.

in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in South Africa at Brooklyn Theatre.

Takenouchi’s visit is a veritable feast of Mozart’s music, as he will also be performing two Mozart piano concertos with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rachel Roberts will spend the first week of October in residence at Klassike Dage, Holstebro International Music Festival, in Denmark. She will perform in five chamber music concerts over five days, including one concert which will be recorded for later broadcast on Danish National Radio. During the festival, Rachel will appear alongside many other world-class players, including Hugo Ticciati, Janne Thomsen, Julian Arp, Christoffer Sundqvist and Alasdair Beatson.

The Proposals page of the Tashmina website has recently been updated to include even more artistic proposals, tighten up the search facilities and introduce a new, customised print format.

On Monday 2nd September, Hiroaki Takenouchi will give a lunchtime piano recital at St Lawrence Jewry in London. He will be performing four works by Mozart in preparation for his visit to South Africa later in the month.

In September, the Monte Piano Trio will visit Romania to perform at the George Enescu Festival. They have been invited to give three concerts over five days in Bucharest, Sibiu and Cluj, as part of the festival’s 24th edition.