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Maiastra Alumni Recordings Featured on BBC Radio 3

Friday, March 17, 2023

A number of recordings featuring Maiastra alumni were broadcast on BBC Radio 3's 'Record Review' - 25th February 2023. 

Musicologist, journalist and critic, Dr Natasha Loges selected a number of recordings featuring Maiastra alumni in BBC Radio 3's 'Record Review'. The episode, presented by Andrew McGregor can be found here: BBC Sounds 'Record Review'.

Ina Boyle's String Quartet performed by the Piatti Quartet - Maiastra alumnus and violist, Tetsuumi Negata, studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, under the tutelage of Maiastra Coach, Professor David Takeno, and Krzysztof Chorzelski. He joined the Piatti Quartet in 2017.

Listen to the recording here: Rubicon RCD1098

Sola: Music for Viola by Women Composers - Rosalind Ventris, a violist and a Maiastra alumna, released her solo debut album, 'Sola: Music for Viola by Women Composers' in January 2023. Rosalind has had a varied career and is now the Director of Musical Performance and Performance Studies at the University of Oxford and is also a Professor of Viola at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Find her CD here: Delphian DCD34292

American Quintets - This album was in Natasha's 'On Repeat' spot, which is a recording that she chooses to play again and again. Maiastra alumna, Rosalind Ventris, performed as part of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, who are an Associate Ensemble of the Wigmore Hall. The chamber group created this recording alongside double-bass player, Matthew Rose, and it features music by Beach, Barber and Price.

Find the CD here: Chandos CHAN20224

Rachmaninoff: Vespers - All-Night Vigil - BBC presenter Andrew McGregor selected as a 'New Release' the Rachmaninoff Vespers sung by the Choir of King's College, London, conducted by Joseph Fort. Joseph is Rosalind Ventris' husband and in 2020 presented three Zoom talks on Beethoven for Maiastra supporters.

Find the CD here: Delphian DCD34296

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