24 Jul 2009

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Music for strings by Italian baroque masters


Join us for an exhilarating exploration of beauty, virtuosity, eccentricity and passion! Anne Marie Christensen — violin Amelie Addison — cello Corelli Sonata op. 5/6 Grave, Allegro-Adagio, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro Geminiani Sonata op. 1/10 Adagio, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro Castrucci Sonata op. 1/2 Adagio, Allemanda, Aria Francese Veracini Sonata op. 2/12 Passagallo, Cappriccio Cromatico, Adagio, Ciaccona While studying at Trinity College of Music in 2008, Anne Marie and Amelie worked together on a project to explore the improvisatory elements of 18th century performance practice, specifically melodic ornamentation on the violin and chordal accompaniment on the cello. Due Corde was born out of this collaboration, with the aim of bringing the fruits of their research into public performance. Anne Marie and Amelie specialise in Italian 18th century sonatas for violino e basso but also play light French classical pieces and Austro-German repertoire. Their fresh approach to the interpretation of these works is already proving popular with diverse audiences. Raised on the Danish island of Bornholm, Anne Marie studied violin with Sergei Azizian at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen, before completing a Masters in Historical Performance at Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio, USA. She is now a doctoral student at the Royal College of Music, studying violin with Adrian Butterfield and writing her thesis under the supervision of Simon McVeigh, on Italian violinist-composers who worked in London in the 18th century. She was selected as a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra 2008-9 and performs regularly as principal of Belsize Baroque. Amelie grew up in Gateshead and went on to study modern and baroque cello with Myra Chahin and Alison McGillivray at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. She is now completing a Masters in Performance at Trinity College of Music, studying with Sue Sheppard. Amelie is a founder member of period chamber ensemble the Flackton Players and performs regularly with Linden, Essex and Suffolk Baroque orchestras. She currently uses her modern cello mainly to play for Christian worship services, concerts and recordings! Amelie is also an experienced cello teacher.

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