Newcastle Early Music Festival

Jhon-and-Jane-238-web28 February 2013

Masterminded by Jamie Savan of His Majesties Sackbutts and Cornetts (and Lecturer in Music at Newcastle University), the Newcastle Early Music Festival adds significantly to existing period-performance offerings in the North East (the Avison Ensemble, for instance). John and I took our McNulty fortepiano on a trip to Newcastle University’s magnificent oak-panelled King’s Hall for a lunchtime concert of works for clarinet and piano by Mozart and Vanhal.

The piano sounded wonderful in such a glorious acoustic, and afterwards we gave a masterclass to music students on woodwind and piano – also a chance to introduce our period instruments to players of their modern equivalents.

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