Hello lovely Patrons! I’m having a quick break from practising the violin and I’m making my seasonal postcards to send out. These feature a glorious winter sunset at my local beach!
I’m currently practising like crazy, as yesterday I was asked by a TV production company to take part in a documentary about the violinist, Joseph Emidy, who was originally from Africa, became a slave and ended up living in Cornwall. He was a talented violinist and a composer, but sadly, none of his music survived!
I have been asked to play some music he may well have played himself, the Violin Concerto in A minor by Viotti. I’ve never played it before, hence the practising! I only need to play an extract from it, but I need to be prepared! The programme will be called ‘One Thousand Years of Slavery’, and will go out on Channel 5 and the Smithsonian channel in the US! This is very exciting, and I wanted to share my news with you first! Thanks, as always, for your support! xxx