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I play a variety of different bass (and double bass) string instruments.
If you are free this Tuesday - June 26th - boogie on down to Westminster Abbey. St. James' Baroque are playing for James O'Donnell and the Abbey Choir in a performance of Haydn's Creation. Be there or be square!
Trevor Pinnock gave an amazing performance for the last of this season't Music in the Village concerts; the largest audience we've had since the last time he came! There is a break now until October 4th when the next season starts.
PHOTO Paul Tucker
In 2002 I started a concert series in Walthamstow, London E17 - Music in the Village.
On my lectures page you can find some articles I've written, including a concise note for composers writing new music for old instruments.
During the 20th century many myths and misunderstandings have arisen - high time to
PHOTO Paul Tucker
For St James' Baroque I play violone and violone grosso, and sometimes large bass violin.
Here are London Viols, a group I decided to start in 2016, rehearsing at St. Michael and All Angels in Walthamstow, London E17.
Anna Alcock was Artist in Residence for the Music in the Village 2017-18 season. She has been so inspired by it that Anna will be sketching for the first few concerts of next season too.
For twenty four years, I was the bass player for the English Concert. In 2003 I volunteered myself to manage the ensemble too and ended up running it for twelve years. Be careful what you volunteer for!
PHOTO Mathias von der Tann
Recently I was very lucky to examine the performance material for the Messiah, gifted by Handel to the Foundling Hospital in his will. Many thanks to the Foundling Museum for their kindness - if you haven't been, I really recommend a visit!