Mihailo Trandafilovski-Duos 1 & 2

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by


An inspiring afternoon with Kreutzer-Gang-getting ready to record discs 2 and 3 of our Reicha Quartet cycle. With Neil Heyde, Morgan Goff, and Mihailo Trandafilovski, pictured today enraptured by the astonishing back of the 'Prince Regent' Strad, which he will play on the recording (Photo by Morgan!) (15th April 2013-London)

Mihailo Trandafilovski

The last rehearsal of the year, a joyous morning playing Mihailo Trandafilovski’s 2 ‘Duos’ with Roderick Chadwick (we are recording them in a month). We first played No2 4 years ago, but had no documentation, so, in advance of the recording, here is the LO-FI sneak peak from the rehearsal-and, a picture, taken at the premiere, by Richard Bram

Mihailo Trandafilovski-Duo 1

Workshop recording (19 12 13)

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This was the piece that began my working relationship with Mihailo Trandafilovski. I was invited to Skopje by SOCOM, the association of Madedonian composers, and the British Council, to premiere this work, and it was there that I met Mihailo, who, it transpired, was an inspired violinist as well as a visionary composer. Since then, he has inspired me so much, and I proud to have recorded and performed both his violin concertos, two string quartets, his large scale work for quartet and choir, his many violin duos and solo pieces.

Mihailo Trandafilovski-Duo 2 

Workshop recording (19 12 13)

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano

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Roderick Chadwick rehearsing his 'Duo 2' with  composer/violinist Mihailo Trandafilovski (right) and Peter Sheppard Skaerved, at Wiltons. May 2009

Roderick Chadwick rehearsing his ‘Duo 2’ with composer/violinist Mihailo Trandafilovski (right) and Peter Sheppard Skaerved, at Wiltons. May 2009