Making Things Up, Writing Things Down: Improvising the Canon description
Artist conversation hosted by Paul Kildea with Arve Henriksen, Paolo Pandolfo & Eduardo Egüez
Conductor, and University of Melbourne Honorary Principal Fellow, Paul Kildea holds a doctorate from Oxford University. Paul has been Artistic Director of the Wigmore Hall, London and Four Winds Festival, NSW and artistic advisor for both Aldeburgh and Perth Festivals. His acclaimed biography Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century was published in 2013, followed by Chopin’s Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism in 2018.
Arve Henriksen has composed and commissioned music for festivals, films and documentary programs. He has a long discography counting over 180 records in total on various record labels.
Paolo Pandolfo constant effort is to build bridges between the Past and the Present, always bringing in his performances, together with rigorous philological interpretation, spontaneous and immediate life. He is convinced that the patrimony of ancient music combined with renewed improvisation skills can be of powerful inspiration for the future of the western musical tradition. virtuoso player
One of the world’s foremost lute players, Eduardo Egüez has performed as soloist in venues and festivals all over the world. Mr Egüez has recorded 5 solo albums featuring music by J.S. Bach, S.L. Weiss and R. de Visée. He leads the Ensemble La Chimera, and has conducted several operas, among them Torrejón y Velazco’s La púrpura de la rosa and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo.
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Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO. Commissioned work supported by the Chamber Landscapes Commissioning Circle.