May News! I'm very happy to announce that I've been named the artistic director and manager of the first annual Festival für Alte Musik Aalen by founders Dr. Sandra Röddiger and Dr. Ralf Kurek. The festival will run from July 8 to July 15 and feature eight concerts with groups from Germany, Belgium, Italy and Austria (including the opening concert with yours truly). Please visit this site for updates, including the festival website with all concerts, ensembles and descriptions, still under construction.
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If you are attempting to reach my ensemble, Lux et Umbrae, please follow this link. www.luxetumbrae.org. In 2018 we will be giving repeat performances of Johann Ernst Galliard's Hymn of Adam and Eve Vienna and Ostrava. Longer term, we are planning, as our first full-length dramatic work, Pietro Torri's dramatic oratorio Abramo. Here is a recording of a recent performance of the duet "Pur ti miro" from Claudio Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with guest soprano Annette Fischer.
In the recent years, I have fallen in love again (the first time was as a student) with the lute song, a repertoire that, in my earlier, more operatic period, I had little occasion to explore. Here is a clip of a live performance at Boston University's Marsh Chapel on February 28, 2014 with Victor Coelho playing lute.
There are also a number of other performances which I hope you take the time to experience, especially a performance of 'Lascia ch'io pianga' from Handel's Rinaldo at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with Concerto d'Amsterdam and Elizabeth Wallfisch.