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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: 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: 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 recorder maker Gerry Leatherman.  Gerry showed me his newly made instruments and his working room.  It was a wonderful experience to try out Gerry’s instruments and see the process of recorder making. Gerry started making recorders not a long time ago but […]

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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 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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Published: March 17, 2019

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 […]

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Published: March 11, 2019

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) […]

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Published: February 24, 2019

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 […]

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