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The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North brings forth two new chamber operas. This is the first time I have ever played a one player part that included cimbalom and percussion.
Here at Montreux in 1994, the main stage on the same bill as Chick Corea.
Excerpt from the 1982 film about Igor Stravinsky ‘Once at a Border’ by Tony Palmer. John Leach and I play the rare 2 cimbalom version of the ballet ‘Les Noces’.
The Brit Awards with Nigel Kennedy at the Royal Albert Hall. I am playing cimbalom in a duet with him on Monti’s Csardas.
I was involved in a production of the opera ”Minotaur” by Harrison Birtwhistle at the Royal Opera House playing cimbalom.
July 2012 saw the premier of the ballet ”Trespass” by Mark Anthony Turnage at the Royal Opera House. It was part of a collaboration with the National Gallery called Metamorphosis Titian. I played the cimbalom in a very complex score.
This was bought from the estate of famous Dutch painter Constant. He was a collector of guitars, lutes and cimbaloms.
Image Reflection Shadow was written by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies for the Fires of London. It was for cimbalom and chamber ensemble. I performed this piece in many parts of the world and also recorded it.
My recent double CD for Scoring House, titled: Big Bang Percussion.