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Hans Gal Cello Works Launch on 13 March, 2012 at Austrian Forum, London TOCCATA CLASSICS
Member of the jury for the 8th Schubert and Modern Music Piano Trio Competition, 2012, Graz
 

 

   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
Bach 6 Cello Suites recording on Papa Westray : November 2008/ December 2009
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I first came to Papa Westray in August 2007 to play a series of concerts, including a Bach recital at St Boniface. I fell in love with Papay immediately, not because it is beautiful in a traditional sense, but because of the simplicity and practicality of the place; an island that has developed because of the needs of the people who live and work there – hardy, honest, decent working people. Yet within that environment there is a beauty and complexity that is like no other I have seen before. The wind blows incessantly, transforming the lighting and appearance of the sky and the sea in an instant throughout the day. St Boniface, like the island, is a simple place; a small kirk made of stone with no architectural embellishments whatsoever, a meeting place for worship and community activity. During my performance there I felt the environment was guiding my interpretation. Rather than imposing any preconceived ideas that I had arrived at through many years of study and performances, I felt the music was speaking for itself and revealing its depths through its innate simplicity. I knew I had to go back to Papay and record there.
   
 
  Cellorhythmics WCM Orchestra :
a series of performances in 2009
   
 
  Cellorhythmics Acoustic Project :
a series of performances in 2008
   
   
 
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