So this past week has been particurlary busy for me with two concerts, and a masterclass with renowned cellist Anssi Karttunen. Have had the privilege to perform in two fantastic venues in London as well, St John's Smith Square and King's Place.
The week started intensely with a concert for the Park Lane Group with my trio, where we performed two premiéres and "Sonata for Clarinet, Cello and Piano" by John McCabe. It was a real success and we felt very happy about the concert. Hopefully we will get to record these works this year or next, so stay tuned!
On Wednesday, I performed with Ensemble Eroica at King's Place. It was a fantastic concert and I was having so much fun! We had an absolutely amazing cello/bass section, and it definetly was a concert to remember.
The Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen held a masterclass at the Academy on Thursday. It was very interesting to hear his views on the Schumann concerto, and many things I will take onboard and try to improve in my playing.
This week, I have been thinking a lot about vibrato. I usually play with quite a wide vibrato, but when the music is 'slower', I've realised that I become a bit lazy and the vibrato stays very wide and also slows down - which makes it sound a tiny bit like an ambulance wailing... so that had to be sorted out...!