Diderot Quartet backstage at Jubilee Hall
The Diderot Quartet from New York have spent the last two weeks here in Snape on a chamber music residency. They specialise in period music, and having played together in various other configurations since being students decided in 2012 to come together as a quartet.
We use gut strings of course, but we’re not trying to make big point about playing period music, we’re just trying to bring it alive [read more…]
Trio Kanon from Italy have just finished their 2-week residency. As well as their 2 sold out concerts at Jubilee Hall, and a solid couple of weeks of rehearsing, they snapped away throughout and got some incredible photos of a storm over the reeds.
“We hadn’t been to Aldeburgh before but had heard very good things from friends and colleagues at home. So we had high expectations, which of course have been [read more…]
Trio Isimsiz had heard a lot about Aldeburgh before they visited, and one of the first things people get excited about when they’re staying in the town is the fish and chips.
“We were looking forward to cooking some fresh fish from scratch. With the many fishmongers along Aldeburgh beach, we thought this would be plain sailing, but not one was open! We did spot a fisherman bringing his boat in, but [read more…]
Last week’s ensemble in residence were Alinde Quartett. Based in Cologne, Germany, they are Eugenia Ottaviano (Violin), Axel Haase (Violin), Amélie Legrand (Viola), Lukas Wittermann (‘Cello). Established in 2010, they have a growing reputation in Europe, but this is their first visit to the UK and Aldeburgh.
Alinde Quartett in concert at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
They spent their time here working intensively with leading chamber musician Richard Ireland, an experience they found immensely [read more…]
The Solem Quartet have just finished their two weeks at Aldeburgh Music, working on repertoire with Simon Rowland-Jones. Although the Manchester-based group haven’t been here as a quartet, Steph and Mike have both performed in the Britten-Pears Orchestra in the past.
“It’s such an inspirational place to be! We’ve had so much time and so much space – headspace and physical space – to progress as an ensemble. Now we’ve all finished studying we have been [read more…]