I've just been practicing two lots of recital music I have coming up with flautist Clare Southworth and my trio Caliente, when I had a niggly feeling I really should be looking at some music for orchestral work I have in a couple of weeks with the CBSO.
I'm very glad I've dug it out! I do think this has to be one of the hardest second harp parts out there.
There aren't that many notes to play, but every passage has it's scary moments when you play it in the orchestra.
Especially the ones that look like they should be easy on paper.
Last time I played this was with the RLPO and the conductor took off like a rocket for the last section. I nearly had a heart attack!
I've finally got round to sorting out finishing off some demo recordings with my fantastic singing partner, Anna-Clare Monk.
What a voice!
We are working on some new recital programmes at the moment which is great, you can't beat a really lovely song. It's so good to be working with a singer, especially one as fabulous as Anna-Clare.
Next up on the to-do list, getting some more gigs... I really need a P.A
If you are in London next month, Tuesday October 14th, do go and see this concert at the Southbank Centre featuring Sioned Williams playing 6 new pieces by English composers.
A concert put on by the Park Lane Group, it also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the United Kingdom Harp Association of whom Sioned is president.
You can book tickets here and it will be great opportunity to meet up with harp friends old and new!
Regular HARPYNESS readers might have noticed that I haven't been blogging that much since January 2017. That's because my elderly father was diagnosed with dementia then. His care is shared between my sister and myself. This has meant my available blogging time on this website has been significantly reduced. As and when I can write a new harp blog, I will do!
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