'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Orchestral pieces

I've been listening to a few of the orchestral pieces that Robin has composed and it has renewed my energy to get them performed.
Concerto Primavera has already been premiered by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ian Tracey. It is a concerto for guitar and marimba, an unusual combination but one that really worked on this occasion. Simone Rebello took the marimba part, and did an excellent job, especially as Robin is not known for making life easy for the soloists!
One of the reviews said, 'I don't think I have ever heard a first performance where all the participants were so obviously enjoying themselves.'
When Robin worked with the Liverpool Philharmonic again some time later, performing Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez', many of the players remembered his piece which was a great compliment.
So I had better get on with contacting a few orchestras and see if we can get Primavera or one of the many other pieces performed and hopefully recorded.

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