A few thoughts on nerves…

Over the last few weeks we have hosted two concerts for our pupils, one for school-age learners and the other for adults. I have also been travelling around the UK, examining for ABRSM, and watching these hoards of relatively inexperienced, budding musicians perform has got me thinking about nerves. All of my pupils complain of […]

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KickStarter Success

We are absolutely thrilled that after 30 days on KickStarter we have managed to attract enough support to fund our forthcoming debut CD for Nimbus. We have been deeply touched by the support we have received and we are amazed that it has come from all four corners of the globe, Germany, Canada, USA, Australia, […]

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Behind the scenes…

Musicians’ biographies are a quirky type of prose, written deliberately as they are to present us performers in the very best possible light. How often do we read that the person on stage is one of the finest artists of their generation and yet by the end of the paragraph we have absolutely no sense […]

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KickStarter Project launched in support of our debut album

[dciframe]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/227966730/steinberg-duos-debut-album-of-all-english-violin-s/widget/video.html,570,428,0,auto,[/dciframe] We are delighted to announce that we have launched a project on KickStarter.com to raise funds to enable the recording of our debut album at the Banff Centre in January 2013. We are proud to be one of the first UK classical music projects on the site and hope that if you like what […]

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Season preview

After a Summer spent in the Malaysian heat examining on behalf of ABRSM, this week we get back down to the business we love most, performing. The next twelve months contain a whole host of new experiences for us – our first recording, new venues, new repertoire and a new series of concerts in our […]

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New series of concerts in Greenwich

This year we have decided to run a series of very intimate concerts in our own rehearsal studio¬†in Greenwich in order give our local friends and neighbours a chance to hear performances they might otherwise miss. The first of these events will take place on Sunday 30 September at 6pm with around 60mins music followed […]

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5 star review

Where to begin with this recital? Perhaps with the fact that the evening was a delight to each of the senses, from the spine-tingling music to the opulent interior of the 1901 arts club, complete with the heady fragrance of the candles which lead one upstairs to the velvet armchairs of its bar (where equally […]

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Ode to a Puppeteer

We saw the most amazing display of Puppets tonight presented by a group that have been working here together over the last 2 weeks. Some of the puppets were completely enchanting and the skill involved in the craftsmanship of these miniature paper mach√© people really made me believe their emotions were changing and faces moving. […]

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Raring to go!

An enforced day off, woo hoo I hear you say but I am gagging to get my skates on and get stuck into some playing! We unfortunately don’t get the key to our hut until tomorrow and so I take my jet-lagged body back to bed in the morning as I try desperately to adjust […]

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Feeling So Welcome!

It is 5:20am and although I realise this is silly o’clock, there is no way I can go back to bed and sleep. A bad combo of jet lag and being like a little girl on Christmas morning desperately wanting to open pressies and being far too excited! I AM IN BANFF!! There is snow […]

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