Sunday, July 17, 2011

Loren's new Tom Martin bass

This bass is a brand new Tom Martin concert 3/4, made for Loren Pugh in Melbourne. I was up in Banbury trying it out for Loren, on the way up to Buxton for a Maria di Rohan gig in the festival.

These basses are fantastic.




Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stuart has a trial for principal bass with Welsh National Opera!!

The week around Wed 1st June was busy. The audition was, of course, the culmination of my practice both in Australia and back in the UK. If they havent been written already, the subject of auditions could fill many books. I am getting better at them - practice makes perfect. David Adams, Rosie Biss, Phillip Heyman, Mikeal Price, Mary Condliffe and the rest of the panel were charming. I could not have asked for a nicer group. And they spared me some of the "shockers"!! I am looking forward to the trial.