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Published: April 3, 2021

  Sören Sieg published 12 Circle Songs in 2020! These beautiful songs, written for one recorder player and loop station, are inspired by Lao Tzu’s Taoeteking philosophy. It is very deep and meditative music.  It is a pleasure to hear Circle Songs played by Jitka Konečná!  https://www.youtube.com/user/SOSEnergie1966/featured  Jitka is a recorder virtuoso and teacher and a founder-member […]

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Published: April 3, 2021

  The Covid-19 pandemic placed us in front of the screen and changed the location of our musical performances: in our home living room. Although the life experience is limited, it is great to share musical performances with friends at least online.  Here is one of my “in front of screen” videos, as a part […]

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Published: March 24, 2020

  After a long time since my last post, I’m sharing a piece of happy news: Amelie Balima came to this world in October 2019! So I’ve taken a small maternity break…. Now fresh, with new musical goals, there is a piece of sad news: coronavirus.  No group playing, no concerts, no Washington Recorder Society… […]

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Published: August 4, 2019

I have participated in the Amherst Early music festival for the second year in a row!  The festival is held for two weeks and each of them is different. The first week is more focused on late baroque (there´s a big opera project happening every year), while the second week is more about renaissance. The theme […]

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Published: May 7, 2019

From Friday to Monday, Sitka Center hosted the regular annual recorder workshop Winds and Waves, taught by instructors Frances Blaker, Tish Berlin, Cléa Galhano, and me.  The workshop started on Friday evening with the traditional Faculty concert at St Peter Lutheran Church in Lincoln City. Our program was composed of pieces by Senfl, Isaac, Bach, […]

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Published: April 17, 2019

During my short stay in Portland, I had an occasion to visit a new recorder maker Gerry Leatherman.  Gerry shared with me his newly made instruments and the process of making recorders in his working room.            

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Published: April 8, 2019

Today I attended an amazing concert of the group Frisson, organized by Neskowin Chamber Music.  Frisson is an explosive group of rising classical stars who are the best of the recent graduates of the top U. S. music schools including Julliard, Curtis, and Yale. The group is led by Artistic Director and virtuoso oboist Thomas Gallant […]

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Published: March 26, 2019

I was invited to become a recorder resident at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, OR.  The residency is for 6 weeks. At the end of the residency, I’ll teach at Winds and Waves recorder workshop with Frances Blaker, Tish Berlin, and Cléa Galhano.  During my stay at Sitka, I will be working […]

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Published: March 18, 2019

My dear friend and recorder colleague, David McGown, has made a video with Tina Chancey as a part of the American Recorder Society Practice Project.  The video is focused on G. F. Handel´s Sonata in C major, Op. 1 , No. 7, HWV 365.  See the video on Youtube! 

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