During February and March 2013 a watercolour by David W Birch was chosen for exhibition at the Royal Watercolour Society (London) International Open Watercolour Competition at RWS Bankside Gallery, London. David has been a frequent exhibitor at RWS exhibitions and his latest work, ‘The Railway Bridge over The Avon, Evesham,’ a watercolour 56x76cm, attracted much attention.
Congratulations to Quatuor Parisii who continued their 30th anniversary celebrations with a special concert at Salle Gaveau, Paris on Saturday 19 January 2013.
A new recording by pianist Peter Bradley-Fulgoni explores the dissolution of tonality and experimentation with dissonance in works of and around the twentieth century by Liszt, Busoni, Schönberg, Berg, Gerhard, Hindemith and the hugely talented Italian composer and artist Massimo Di Gesu, who also designed the CD’s cover. The recording, by Foxglove Audio, fulfils a long-held ambition to record the Hindemith Sonata, which Peter first heard in the 1970s when acting as page-turner for his teacher, Kendall Taylor.
The CD was launched at a recital at the Circolo Filologico in Milan in November. An associated article on the work of the Second Viennese School, for Architectural Research Quarterly is in press; this follows previous essays on Bach and Beethoven. Peter’s concert schedule for 2013 includes a tour at the invitation of the Richter Foundation that involves giving impromptu concerts at a variety of venues in Siberia in exactly the way that Sviatoslav Richter used to do.
Quatuor Parisii made their second visit to USA in 2012 during a November tour which includes Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Rexburg, Oklahoma City, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Huntsville. Their programmes showcased many pieces from the French repertoire for which they are renowned, including quartets by Chausson, Debussy, Ravel, Franck and Taillferre.
Following the success of her touring batik exhibition "Spirit of Stones" which was seen at venues from Aberdeen to Truro, artist Annabel Carey has been working on a new and innovative project which is nearing completion. Entitled "The Time of Trees" details will shortly be revealed.
David Birch continues his association with Creative Campden, which supports the work of over 50 creative talents from Chipping Campden and the surrounding area including artists, photographers, jewellery makers, furniture makers and many more. Their work is on display at the Old Silk Mill, Sheep Street, Chipping Campden.