In August 2019, coming together with composers Antti Auvinen and Josephine Stephenson, Borletti-Buitoni Trust artists the Dudok Quartet and recorder-player Erik Bosgraaf – as well as mezzo Michaela Reiner – workshopped a programme based on the life of Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Artemisia and her dramatic story, let alone her works of art, will come into more focus with the National Gallery in London’s major exhibition devoted to her from April 2020, and the musicians were intrigued by the way she perfected the art of revenge in her paintings. This short film presents a work-in-progress snapshot as they work on a staged concert about Artemisia. The workshop was hosted in the convivial surroundings of Snape Maltings.
Read Erik Bosgraaf’s blog about the Artemisia Project workshop here
Filmed at rehearsals in Amsterdam, ahead of the first recording session for its 2-CD release on Resonus Classics of all six Haydn Op 20 quartets, the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam explores its love of these inspirational Haydn quartets. Filmed in rehearsal in Amsterdam and in The Hague with bow maker Luis Emilio Rodríguez Carrington, the Quartet’s players introduce themselves and their search for classical bows especially for this Haydn project, which lead to Luis Emilio’s door.
Volume 1, released on 27 September 2019, includes Op 20 Nos 2, 3 & 5, while Volume 2, with Nos 1, 4 & 6, will be released in May 2020.