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Cimbalom in Monti’s Csardas with Nigel Kennedy

The Brit Awards with Nigel Kennedy at the Royal Albert Hall. I am playing cimbalom in a duet with him on Monti’s Csardas.

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Minotaur opera Harrison Birtwhistle

I was involved in a production of the opera ”Minotaur” by Harrison Birtwhistle at the Royal Opera House playing cimbalom.

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Trespass by Mark Anthony Turnage at Royal Opera House July 2012.

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.

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Here is my new cimbalom which I bought in Amsterdam.

This was bought from the estate of famous Dutch painter Constant. He was a collector of guitars, lutes and cimbaloms.

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Greg Knowles performing Image Reflection Shadow by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on Cimbalom

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.

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Big Bang Percussion

My recent double CD for Scoring House, titled: Big Bang Percussion.

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The Hunger Games

I played with The Punch Brothers and Tbone Burnett on the soundtrack of The Hunger Games on various ehtnic instruments including hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, cimbalom and auto harp. It was great to meet Gary Ross and I was amazed … Continue reading

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Marimba Spiritual

I recorded this piece, Marimba Spiritual with Evelyn Glennie. It also appears on two other CDs by the same artist: Light in Darkness and Greatest Hits.

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Bolivia

Scott Walker used cimbalom on his experimental album Tilt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GEI16QPSfA

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The Rhythm of Life 2

This a sample CD I recorded with my friend Terry Emery for AMG. We are jointly known as The Groove Gurus. It is a collections of percussion sounds and loops that can be used in compositions and recordings. The cover … Continue reading

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