The pandemic has forced musicians around the world to rethink their ways of performance and communication with audiences. My humble contribution has materialised in a series of digital recitals produced in collaboration with Andrea Friggi.
The recitals are not live, which means you can choose to (re) watch and listen whenever it suits you best. The episodes are around 15 - 20 minutes each and tailored to an all-online audience which consumes from home and therefore might have other expectations than the typical live-audience: Sitting in a concert hall, listening to a recital scheduled at a fixed time, has become a sanctuary in times where we are otherwise constantly available. Watching performances from home doesn’t necessarily find us listening with the same mindset.
Season One 'Fantasy&Design' brought some of my favourite music for solo recorder to your living rooms. For Season Two 'La Suave Melodia' I was generously support by the Cultuurfonds and invited my dear friends Inga Maria Klaucke (dulcian) and Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya (harpsichord & organ) to perform seventeenth-century Italian music together.
You can get exclusive access to each video for a small financial contribution. If you feel you want to contribute more, you are welcome to make a donation after each episode.
If you want to read more about my inspiration and what has made me start this recital series, you can read a short article in The Recorder magazine under this link.
In Silencio Jorge Jiménez and I turned a cancelled Christmas concert into a last-minute online concert recorded live in De Hoop with the support of the programmer of Goede Rede Concerten in Almere and the Performing Arts Fund. It's free to watch for everyone on YouTube, also beyond Christmas Eve.
In March another concept for a music film premiere on YouTube: alongside our brand new Cd LUNARIS, Jorge and I shot a video with German artist Lukas Zerbst. The result is a 25 minute long visual and musical journey, free to watch on YouTube.
In March 2021 I had the huge honour to play three of my favourite Vivaldi concerti with Fabio Bonizzoni's La Risonanza in Milano. This all Vivaldi programme with more solo contributions by violinist Ruiqi Ren and bassoonist Elena Bianchi can be watched on OnTheatre.tv
I'm looking forward to share these new and exciting projects with you!