Celebrating Girolamo Amati

February 28, 2019

Today (28th February 2019), the astonishing 1629 Girolamo Amati which I play came back from a spot of tlc. An excuse to take some new photos and celebrate this, one of the greatest violins I have ever played.

Winter 2018-19

December 6, 2018

Two Strads compared at the Metropolitan. Photos by Richard Bram

December 3, 2018

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London, Summer 2018

June 6, 2018

A colder eye

December 8, 2017


November 2017

November 6, 2017

October 2017

October 3, 2017

September 2017 (london)

September 14, 2017

August 2017

August 1, 2017

Girolamo Amati 1629 up close 15 5 17

May 15, 2017

Getting ready to record, there’s rehearsal, and practise, and the time with the instrument, in silence. When the music demands as much colour, timbre, detail and truth as Mihailo Trandafilovski’s, everything feels up close, the very fibre of the wood, patina and ground of the varnish, the hand of the maker, part of the process.