I’ve just come home from Australia, where I had the honour of being invited as a guest tutor at the AusNZ Viola da Gamba Society’s annual Easter Viol School. It was a wonderfully intense four-day workshop of consorts, lectures and concerts in Sydney. I also went to Melbourne to give a musicology lecture at the Melbourne Conservatorium, as well as a masterclass for the HP department. And while in Melbourne I got to hang out and play a duo recital with the amazing Laura Vaughan. Laura is one of my favourite viol players in the universe, and we plan to do a lot more together in the future. So watch this space.
I’ve also fallen a bit in love with Australia, and will definitely be going back there again soon. But tomorrow, it’s off to Iceland for a month working on Wide Slumber with Valgeir Sigurðsson and co.