ANAM musicians on performing with the ACO
Nadia Barrow, cello
I feel exceptionally excited, grateful and maybe a little bit stressed to be performing alongside Timo-Veikko Valve and musicians from the ACO.
It is such an amazing program to be a part of, looking through the music for the first time was like opening birthday presents that had really complex instructions.
Performing alongside them last year was a highlight of my ANAM year. I've learnt so much watching how they rehearse so efficiently, their extraordinary attention to detail and electric way of playing.
I've learnt so much watching how they rehearse so efficiently, their extraordinary attention to detail and electric way of playing.Nadia Barrow, cello
Felix Pascoe, violin
Playing and engaging with the musicians from ACO presents an exciting and valued learning opportunity for myself and I am sure the other ANAM musicians.
For any musician, playing alongside the ACO is a milestone that is prized, and I am eager to absorb as much as I can during rehearsals and enjoy the performances to the fullest.
I feel very drawn to the entire program but if I had to pick a particular work, it would have to be Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s piece, Illumine.
This is an engaging work that I have thoroughly enjoyed preparing for, from dissecting the score and seeing the inner workings of her compositional process, to simply sitting, listening experiencing the piece.
The ACO and ANAM Up Close performances have such an energetic atmosphere and I really look forward to bringing this, for the first time, to The Neilson performance space at ACO’s new home, Pier 2/3.
Playing alongside the ACO is a milestone that is prized.Felix Pascoe, violin