Playing a new violin by Harry Green

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by


21st Ma 2013:Now this is what it's all about. A regular audience member at SOUNDBOX, Harry Green, has been making a violin for 6 years. Today, he brought it in, and I was able to use it to give the modern premiere of Anders Heyerdahl's 'Nissespel'. That's what's all about for me-real inspiration from my audience, fascinating music from the 19th Century, and a new fiddle to show me new vistas of colour! A new violin should always be applauded-it/and Harry, were!

21st Ma 2013:Now this is what it’s all about. A regular audience member at SOUNDBOX, Harry Green, has been making a violin for 6 years. Today, he brought it in, and I was able to use it to give the modern premiere of Anders Heyerdahl’s ‘Nissespel’. That’s what’s all about for me-real inspiration from my audience, fascinating music from the 19th Century, and a new fiddle to show me new vistas of colour! A new violin should always be applauded-it/and Harry, were!

Anders Heyerdahl-Nissespel (dedicated to Ole Bull n/d)

Earlier this year, I met with Harry at the Royal Academy, and spent some time playing his violin. It’s grateful and easy to play, and full of colour. Here’s the informal set-just recorded on the lap-top in a practice studio. There’s Bach, Richard Strauss, Paganini and Locatelli. I had a lot of fun, and have really enjoyed being a small part of this impressive achievement by a first time maker! Well done Harry!

 

Informal set, recorded 21 2 14. Marylebone. Peter Sheppard Skaerved plays violin by Harry Green 2012 (Richard Strauss, Bach, Paganini, Locatelli)

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