Press

Signs Games and Messages

In 2001 I was artistic Director of Signs Games and Messages, a 2-week long festival celebrating the music of Gyorgy Kurtag, and a collaboration between London’s South Bank Centre and the Royal Academy of Music. We were awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Festival Prize for 2002. Press coverage was extensive, Read more…

By rachel, ago
Performances

London Recital, Purcell Room

In January 1996 I was selected to play at London’s Purcell Room in the Park Lane Group concert series for young artists. I combined short pieces by György Kurtág, with whom I had studied, with a newly-commissioned work by the Hungarian László Tihanyi, in whose Ensemble Intermodulation I had performed. The largest-scale Read more…

By rachel, ago
Performances

Pictures of Hungary

While living and studying in Budapest 1992-1995 I built up a repertoire of Hungarian music, much of it contemporary. I was happy to work with several composers – most intensively with Kurtag, but also with Laszlo Tihanyi (in his ensemble Intermodulation, and also on a solo piece he wrote for Read more…

By rachel, ago
Performances

Scottish Voices

For several years I was a regular guest artist with Graham Hair’s ensemble and concert series Scottish Voices. It was in this context that I presented Kurtag’s The Sayings of Peter Bornemisza Op.7 with Jane Manning.                               Read more…

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Articles and book chapters

Articles and book chapters

Articles in scholarly refereed journals ‘Bulgarian Rhythm and its disembodiment in Kurtág’s The sayings of Péter Bornemisza’, Studia musicologica XLIII/3-4 (2002), pp. 269-280. ‘To say and/or to be? Incongruence in The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza op.7’. Music Analysis 22/3 (October 2003), pp. 315-338. ‘”Behold! The long-awaited new Hungarian opera has Read more…

By rachel, ago