JULY 15, 2017 START: 7:30 PM
A little while ago Classic FM filmed a video of me playing some of my arrangements from the Straloch and Rowallan Scottish lute manuscripts. https://www.facebook.com/ClassicFM/videos/vb.6569469259/10155451216244260/?type=2&theater A few people were interested in the scores so I've decided to post them up here. Feel free to share these and/or edit them to suit. Download Suite of 4 [...]
Interview in The List online today: "There's been a lot of political flux and I sometimes feel classical music hasn't represented that enough." I'll be doing my best to #REPRESENT at East Neuk Festival at the end of this month. Tickets still available: http://tinyurl.com/yaxrrsy2 SoftLOUD is also part of the Made in Scotland showcase at [...]
Some pictures from Northern Chords Festival 2017!
So cool to hang out with the folk at Classic FM this morning - shot a few playing and chit-chat videos about Made In Scotland/East Neuk Festival/Delphian Records that'll be posted up over the next few weeks!
A nice review of last Friday's concert that violinist Benjamin Baker and I gave at the Northern Chords Festival: "For the second of the three Northern Chords concerts, it was a first appearance at Baltic for the chamber music festival. And what a fine venue it proved to be, with good sound, clear sightlines and [...]
When playing the Fantasy op.9 by Arnold I've always borne in mind Donald Mitchell's biography, in which he is likened to Dickens - both were communicators of great joy and comedy, but pointedly aware of the human predicament. In introducing the Fantasy over the course of the last season I've often returned to these words, [...]
So pleased to see Catherine Arnold, Adrian Harris and Alice Arnold after a recent performance of Sir Malcolm's Fantasy op.9!
After two evening recitals this week it felt refreshing to give a coffee concert - 6am alarm, Southern Rail cancellation joys, but coffee and pastries before playing at Brighton Dome/Attenborough Arts Centre! This was the final time I played the full English programme before the final recording session with Delphian Records, and I don't think [...]
Last night I was walking through the cloisters of the church of St. John the Evangelist and came across a poster detailing the forthcoming season, then realised that I'd actually performed at this church once before - around 10 years ago, with the National Youth Guitar Ensemble of Great Britain! NYGE is steadily growing in [...]
Over 2016 I played 3 arrangements from Janacek's 'On an Overgrown Path' which, though significantly inspired by Pavel Steidl's magical ideas, I arranged myself. The 15 pieces which make up the suite are stunning. Innocent yet mature, naive but still cynical, weightless, and dark. I realised that my sketches might prove of some use to [...]
Given the last 6 months or so, we might be inclined to despair and the thought that we haven't come very far. Don't worry, I've found a reminder of our progress! For Christmas my father gave me the first four issues of the Halle Orchestra magazine. It makes for some reading that is very much...of [...]
Several reviews have come through for the Maxwell Davies CD collaboration with the ever amazing Scottish Chamber Orchestra, from The Observer and The Financial Times among others. The Herald: "So back to the new disc: and we must say a word about Sean Shibe, the still-young Scottish guitarist...with the most beautiful, resonant and soulful performance of Max's [...]