So we’ve been a bit quiet here at Korda HQ of late, not because we’re sitting about twiddling our thumbs, more because we’ve been rushed off our feet doing various other bits of work! The last 2 months have been crazy with various orchestral commitments (with the Scottish Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Ballet), the annual Christmas and new year gigs, a few winter weddings and some recording work. Finally enjoying a week off to actually do some practice(!!).
Some of tour highlights have been:
Performing The Nutcracker with the Scottish Ballet – Andrew has been touring with them recently travelling all over Scotland, Belfast and Newcastle, as well as squeezing in some Opera concerts too…
As part of Emma’s principal viola job with the Scottish Opera, she has been working with and tutoring students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as performing in other concerts.
Katie has been performing with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in various concerts as well as with the Scottish Opera. She also recently recorded for Nick Howard (winner of the German ‘voice’) for his New album ‘Stay Who You Are’ – it reached number 1 in Germany after only being released for a few days! http://www.rlslog.net/nick-howard-stay-who-you-are-itunes-special-version-2013/
Ani is busy recording her solo album of Armenian and virtuoso violin music (can’t wait to hear it!).
Next big thing for us is performing ‘Werther’ with the Scottish Opera (you should come!): http://www.scottishopera.org.uk/our-operas/12-13/werther
So apologies for being quiet lately – think we have good excuse!
Anyway we’re back to all things quartet! Busy sorting out music and organising our marketing materials – it’s wedding show time next weekend!!
We’re performing live at Scotland’s Exclusive Wedding Event on the 9th and 10th of February at Hampden Park Stadium. It’ll be a cracking show as always – lots of lovely people on hand to help make your wedding day perfect. We’ll be (I think) near the entrance (and possibly the bar?!) so will welcome you in. Come and request your favourite song – hopefully we’ll have it in our repertoire to play then and there – if not we can write the music out for you and play it at your wedding.
Show opening times are 10 til 4.30 on the Saturday and 10.30 til 4.30 on the Sunday. We’ll be playing live all day on the Sunday and until 1.30 on the Saturday (we’re rushing off to a Scottish Opera rehearsal at 1.30 but Ann our spokeswoman will be there to answer your questions and let you listen to some samples!).
I think that’s us pretty much updated…..