Author Archives: georginaoakes

Max Steiner Orchestra, recording session

It is always a pleasure to do session work with the Max Steiner Orchestra. This is a Vienna-based Orchestra which performs film & video game music for recording sessions and live performances. At the end of August, the full-sized orchestra bundled into MuTH – the Concert Hall of ‘Wiener Sängerknaben’ to record a Piano Concerto and […]

Under the baton of Maestro Kurt Masur! Trollhättan Sweden

Under the baton of Maestro Kurt Masur! Just spent the week performing Schumann’s 4th Symphony & Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture with the Aurora Festival Orchestra! Loved his unabashed shouts whilst rehearsing the clarinet solo in the Wagner… “MORE EROTIC! You are Venus, the most beautiful women in the whole world. She is the embodiment of EROTIC! […]

Schubert – Octet in F major, D.803 Aurora Festival 2015, Vänersborg Sweden

We performed Schubert’s glorious beast of an Octet to a packed house in Vänersborg, Sweden! Just thinking about the buzzing energy from my wonderful colleagues + the enthusiastic audience plants an unwipeable smile on my face!!! Octet in F major, D.803, Franz Schubert Violin – Gordon Nikolic Violin – Anna Göckel Viola – Rachel Roberts […]

2015 Chigiana Music Festival, Tuscany Italy

It was a joy to perform in this beautiful secluded Romanesque church (bathed in the the evening Tuscan sun!) as apart of the Italian 2015 Chigiana Music Festival! Ponte Spino Church, Sovicille – Tuscany, Italy!    

Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme, Aldeburgh England

Spent the Easter in a whirlwind of inspiration with two fantastic weeks of marvellous music directed by oboist Nicholas Daniel in Aldeburgh, England. Programme: Richard Strauss – Serenade Op 7 Stravinsky – Symphonies of Wind Richard Strauss – Symphony for Wind ‘Fröhliche Werkstatt’ Great music, lovely new friends and the seaside… basically I was in […]

Performance with Ensemble Intercontemporain @ Philharmonie de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris just opened in January 2015! Had the pleasure to perform with Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble Intercontemporain! Scroll down to see a video of the concert – Amériques by Edgard Varese, under the baton of Matthias Pintscher.

Juilliard School ChamberFest 2015 – New York!

Such a wonderful whirlwind start to 2015 – performing as Guest Artist at The Julliard School, New York for the opening concert of their ChamberFest 2015! Such an amazing city! It was wonderful to collaborate with so many talented musicians. Many thanks to The Tokyo Foundation and The Juilliard School for inviting me to perform!