Kayhan Kalhor by Dexter

Dexter here. Last night I went to the best gig I’ve ever been to! Me, my mum and dad went to see Kayhan Kalhor on the kamancheh playing with Fariborz Kiani on the tonbek at the National Early Music Centre. The night weaved in and out of rhythmic pizzicato and beautiful legato deep bowing. The … Continue reading Kayhan Kalhor by Dexter

Intimate Classics #6

This month's Intimate Classics in the City chamber music concert was a fabulous finale to end the season. Hull born cellist behind the series Thomas Bertolotti, recently awarded a Masters from the Royal Academy of Music and making waves internationally teamed up with English guitarist Merlin Miller, currently studying at the Royal Academy to treat us … Continue reading Intimate Classics #6

Intimate Classics #4

  The fourth of Thomas Bertolotti's super chamber music series - April 28th 2017 - featured fabulous viola player Lisa Hagemann, whose splendid programme ranged from the familiar sounds of Bach to the experimental intensity of Kurtag - a most wonderful performance in the beautiful ancient church of St Mary's Lowgate, Hull. Together with the … Continue reading Intimate Classics #4

Intimate Classics #5

We went to the most amazing concert last night, the fifth in Thomas Bertolotti's super series of chamber concerts - Intimate Classics in the City - at St Mary's Church, Lowgate, Hull for Hull2017. Tom invited Dexter to play a piece at the concert as a young local musician - and what a concert it … Continue reading Intimate Classics #5

Electro-Acoustic Ensemble

Thanks to our friend John Stead for inviting us to a special evening concert - the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble's acousmatic performance of music for cello, organ, piano and electronics in Hull's Charterhouse Chapel. Members of the EAE - Nigel Bartram (cello), John Stead (electronics), Stanislaw Hansel (organ, piano and sampler) - performed an adventurous and beautiful concert … Continue reading Electro-Acoustic Ensemble

Poeticall Musicke

Rich and Dexter and I walked through the hustle and bustle of a York party night out on Saturday into the sanctuary of St Helen's church in Stonegate where Poeticall Musicke's concert of elegant viola da gamba music took us to another time and place. Alex McCartney: theorbo and Jon Rees: viol played a beautiful set of … Continue reading Poeticall Musicke