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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 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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