by Lavinia Meijer September 19th, 2008

Divertissements and “Musical Terrorism”

Lavinia Meijer reflects on the release of her first solo CD and an extraordinary response to a world premiere.

As a little girl of eight, I was already captivated by the magical sounds of the harp, so pure and rich. Once I discovered the instrument’s wealth of possibilities during my first lessons and my years at the conservatory, I quickly set myself a goal: I wanted to promote the harp as a solo instrument, wherever and however I could. I wanted to do this not only through the performance of well-known pieces, but also by encouraging contemporary composers to produce new harp compositions.

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by Navarra Quartet September 1st, 2008

Hard work in Verbier… then holiday!

We were really excited to be invited to The Verbier Festival 2008. It turned out to be the last musical engagement for us before our long awaited sabbatical – what better way to bring a busy five year period to a close than to immerse oneself in such spectacular surroundings with so many of the world’s great artists?

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