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… […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
The second Amherst Weekend Spring Break Workshop has just finished. About 80 musicians came this weekend to share music at the campus of George Washington University. After the last successful workshop, the participation has grown up and the instrument choice as well. Most of the participants were recorder players but also lutenists and viol players […]
It was a pleasure to participate in the organ concert on Saturday, March 10, at Church of the Atonement, Silver Spring, MD. The organist, Dr. Dale Voelker, was fabulous. On the program: J. S. Bach: Praeludium et Fuga in G minor (BWV 535) J. S. Bach: Allein Gott in der Höh´ sei Ehr´ (BWV 663) […]
Today we’ve had a chance to perform in a beautiful chapel of the Retirement Community in Catonsville, MD. The atmosphere was amazing and the audience was super friendly. We could present all recorder sizes (from sopranino to contrabass) and types (renaissance, baroque, and transitional recorders). Most of the audience saw different kinds of the recorder […]