Somerset Harp Festival is fast approaching!

I’m performing and teaching at the Somerset Harp Festival, happening very soon on July 20-23, 2017.

I’m looking forward to it very much, here’s my schedule:

Thursday (July 20) I perform at 7:30 pm (25 minute set)

Friday I teach a workshop at 3:30pm-5pm “Listening and leadsheets” (ensemble)

Saturday I teach:
9:30 am -11am “Cracking the Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky cadenza)
1:30pm -3pm “Technique tune up – scales and trills

I’m one of the “hosts” for at the Saturday Banquet 5:30pm-7pm

Sunday I teach at 9am-10:30 am “Music between the notes (phrasing and dynamics)

I’d love to see you there! (If you’re not all ready registered, I think there’s still time to do so: http://www.somersetharpfest.com/registration.html)

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Catching up on Rio, part 3

Part 1

Part 2

Enjoying myself in Rio:

 

No selfies on the way back, but some photos from the plane:

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Catching up on Rio, part 2

(part 1)

My performances went well – here’s the world premiere of my short composition Forgotten Summer:

And snippet from my closing performances of Passage:

Was great to have Evelyne Coulombe, Consul General of Canada in Rio, attend my performance at the Justica Federal Cultural Centre. Support from the Canadian Embassy made my appearance at the festival possible – many thanks! Here’s Ms. Coulombe with festival organizer Sergio da Costa e Silva:

The centre is a beautiful place to play:

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Catching up on Rio, part 1

Hi all,

I’ve been rather lax at posting photos from my trip to the Rio Harp Festival. Remedying that now – wanted to get these up before I head off on my next adventure, teaching and performing at the Somerset Harp Festival July 20-23!

So, traditional airport selfies on my way down to Rio:

Victoria:

 

Toronto, still somewhat alert!

Sao Paulo, approaching 24 hours “on the road”, so to speak:

And didn’t manage to get a selfie at the Rio airport, but here I am on the beach:

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Return to Rio!

I’m excited to be returning to Rio de Janeiro to perform at the 12th Rio International Harp Festival! I’ll be performing May 8, 9, and 10th, playing this program:

Will be posting photos from my trip – stay tuned!

A special thank you to the Canadian consulate in Rio for helping make my appearance possible

 

 

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Online “Warmup Workshop” Saturday, March 25th!

I’m offering an online Warmup Workshop this coming Saturday, March 25th. Streamed live on YouTube, and building off a PDF booklet (included) this hour and 15 minute workshop aims to give specific and practical advice on building a warmup routine that works for you. Scales, chords and chord patterns, speed, and finger independence are some of the things we’ll be covering.


I’ll be talking about ways to use the booklet and answering questions from chat. You’ll need a YouTube or Google+ account in order to view the livestream.

Note that even if you can’t watch live on March 25th, you might still want to sign up to get the booklet and for access to the video – you just won’t be able to get any questions answered on steam!

Cost is $15 US – which gets you the booklet, access to the livestream event, and access to the archived video once the workshop is over.  Please let me know if you have any questions!



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I’m presenting at the Virtual Harp Summit on March 9th

Hi all,


A quick note to let you know that I’m one of the presenters at the upcoming Virtual Harp Summit. The summit runs from March 9-15th, and I’ll be presenting a talk on the 9th about three ways to bring a focus on technique to your daily harp routine.

I’ve also recorded a short concert of improvisations that I’m really looking forward to sharing :)

The summit is free March 9-15 – “see” you there!

Cheers,

Josh

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Solo concert in Victoria, November 6th

After a wonderful and successful European tour (photos from the second half of my trip will be posted soon) I’m looking forward to performing my program one last time here in Victoria!

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November 6th 2:30 pm, Sunday afternoon
Victoria, BC, Canada                                                                                                                St. Luke’s Church, 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd, Victoria admission by donation

Here’s a video of the end of Songs of Nymphs from one of my Croatian concerts:

My program:

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Hope to see you there!

 

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