by Trio Mondrian October 30th, 2009

The Prison Break Tour

Being a part of a performing ensemble is more than just showing up for concerts.  It’s first and foremost about enjoying what one does, IMHO, something that depends, generally speaking, on whom you’re doing it with. Our key to sustaining that joy, which is later transcended to our audience, is the connection that we have between us not only as musicians but also as people, as friends. When we are on tour our Trio becomes a family.

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by Antoine Tamestit October 10th, 2009

Olga Neuwirth and me: premiere night

October 10th
Tonight was the world premiere from the Neuwirth Viola Concerto in Graz, Austria, and I come out of it with an overwhelming feeling. Finally this happened and the piece was born “for real” with an audience, a hall, an atmosphere…
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by O Duo October 8th, 2009

Making Waves

A week to go till our BBT gig at Wilton’s Music Hall, and to be honest I’m looking forward to it! It’s a really cool venue, like venues I’ve played in Berlin, Prague, etc, but never thought London had a venue like it, let alone  the place allowing a percussion duo to play in it! We are a bit of an unknown package to those people who have never seen us, and it can be a battle getting audiences – but everywhere we’ve played since we began, we’ve been invited back – and when we’ve gone back the audience is always bigger, so i suppose we must be doing something right!!

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by Antoine Tamestit October 8th, 2009

Olga Neuwirth and me: serving and discovering

Four years ago exactly to this day, I wrote that famous letter of motivation to the Borletti Buitoni Trust, to express all my wishes and wildest musical dreams, including a major piece commissioned to a composer. And here we are today: I am on my way to Vienna, to rehearse for the first time the Concerto that Olga Neuwirth has written for me. An amazing feeling, which started a few weeks ago when I put my fingers and my bow for the first time ever “on” the piece. A wonderful, inspiring step for me, and hopefully, an important addition to the Viola repertoire and to music.

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