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60 Seconds With… Tomasz Pokrzywinski

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This summer we are pleased to be welcoming Polish baroque orchestra, Arte dei Suonatori. As they prepare for their London debut here in Spitalfields, we caught up with Principal Cellist, Tomasz  Pokrzywinski, for this week’s 60 Seconds With… What’s the most played track from your MP3 player/CD collection? There is … Continue reading “60 Seconds With… Tomasz Pokrzywinski”

60 Seconds with… Simon Hewitt Jones

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This year’s Summer Festival sees the world premiere of Who is My Neighbour? an east meets west collaboration between Britain’s Fifth Quadrant and Palestine’s Dal’Ouna. We’ve managed to grab 60 seconds with Fifth Quadrant’s Simon Hewitt Jones to find out a little bit more about him… What’s the most played track … Continue reading “60 Seconds with… Simon Hewitt Jones”

60 Seconds With…Dan Laurin

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Dan Laurin, Recorder soloist has teamed up with Arte dei Suonatori for the Summer Festival this year to bring Spitalfields a programme that includes some of the finest works by Telemann and Vivaldi. We cornered Dan for our weekly 60 Seconds With.. slot: What’s the most played track from your … Continue reading “60 Seconds With…Dan Laurin”

60 seconds with…Rhodri Davies

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Today we have the first Summer Festival installation of our feature 60 Seconds with…! In the build up to the Summer Festival we will be posting interviews with a variety of Festival artists . This week we spoke to harpist Rhodri Davies. As well as the harp, Rhodri also plays … Continue reading “60 seconds with…Rhodri Davies”

My Favourite Place: Uju

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It’s time for more revelations from our staff about where they  love to spend their time in Spitalfields. This week Finance Director,  and chocoholic, Uju, tells us about her favourite place. I’m still relatively new to Spitalfields Music and the area, so I haven’t had enough time to explore Spitalfields properly, … Continue reading “My Favourite Place: Uju”

60 seconds with… Rebecca

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Round two of our 60 seconds with a Spitalfields Music team member. This week Marketing & Box Office Assistant, Rebecca discusses new year’s resolutions, her love for Contemporary Finnish composers and European Metal bands! What was the first CD/LP/Album you bought? I think it was a Savage Garden cassette tape… … Continue reading “60 seconds with… Rebecca”

60 seconds with… Ellie Folkes!

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We decided to mix it up a bit and ask our set of quickfire questions to a Spitalfields Music team member. This week Programme Manager of Festivals , Ellie Folkes talks us through the excitement of buying a CD for the first time and why she doesn’t make New Years … Continue reading “60 seconds with… Ellie Folkes!”

60 seconds with… Matthew Halls

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Black tie or all black? All black, it’s much easier to clean… Red or white (wine)? At this time of year red wins hands down I’d say…. Monteverdi: Madrigals or Vespers? Is this a trick question?! Impossible to call…. Do you have any pre-concert rituals? I’m currently half way through … Continue reading “60 seconds with… Matthew Halls”

60 seconds with… James Weeks

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Lute or electric guitar? Both please! – a sexy duet combination Composing or performing? Composing…then performing Black tie or all black? All black. Can’t stand the pomposity of black tie but don’t want to look casual either. What’s the most played track from your MP3 player/CD collection? Hmm… Maybe Gothic Voices’ … Continue reading “60 seconds with… James Weeks”

60 seconds with…Orlando Gough

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The next installment of 60 seconds with… is here and today we have one of tonights Songs in the wires composers. Orlando Gough tells us about the first album he bought, the difficulties of choosing his favourite composer and what inspires him. Composing or performing? Composing – I’m not a … Continue reading “60 seconds with…Orlando Gough”