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05/07/2020 _ 16:00 h

Online lecture from home! As a new activity for Zona da Zanfona Festival on our 16th edition, we offer this interesting one hour-long session with Tobie Miller about the inscrutable world of strings for the hurdy gurdy. A broad approach with one of the finest specialists today, Tobie Miller has dedicated her career to studying and recording some of the best music written for hurdy gurdy in the 18th century (Dupuits, Bâton, Ravet, Corrette, Chedeville, Haydn,…) as well as adapting historical repertoire to modern hurdy gurdy (J.S. Bach).

You need an Internet connection and to have installed the zoom app on your device. It is not the best option, but after these months, we reckon it is something everybody knows how to use already!

This will take place on Sunday 5th July 2020 from 4 pm to 5 pm, Galician time (UTC +2).

About the lecture: “Strings for the hurdy gurdy: from historical to modern”

The essential world of strings: an indispensable element to obtain the characteristic sound of the instrument, yet not well known or studied, nor standardised or built specifically for the hurdy gurdy. From historical strings described in the methods of the Baroque era to hi-tech modern choice of materials; from gut to synthetic polymers; from own experience to the aid of mathematics… this lecture will provide information for any player to understand the characteristics they need to be aware of, in order to get the sound they look for.

About Tobie Miller:

The Canadian hurdy gurdy player, recorderist and singer, Tobie Miller, grew up in a family of classical musicians. After studies in Early Music Performance (B.Mus) at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), she moved to Basel (Switzerland) to pursue postgraduate studies at the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Aufbaustudium Diplom with High Distinction, 2008, and M.A. Musical Pedagogy, 2012). Her work in Basel was supported by two grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and by the J.B.C. Watkins Award. She was the recipient of a further grant from the Canada Council in 2011-2012 for her work on the baroque hurdy gurdy and transcriptions of J.S. Bach’s solo cello and violin repertoire for the same instrument. A cd of this same programme was released in autumn 2018, on the Raumklang label (Bach: solo).

Currently based in Basel, Tobie continues to perform and record both as a soloist and with numerous ensembles including the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges (recording of Haydn and Mozart concerti, on the Laborie label), Les Musiciens de Saint Julien (recording on Alpha label), Per Sonat (recordings on the Christophorus label), Le Miroir de Musique (recordings on the Ricercar label), Leones (recordings on the Christophorus and Naxos labels) and her own ensembles, La Rota and Ensemble Danguy.  Ensemble Danguy’s debut cd of 18th hurdy gurdy sonatas, “La Belle Vielleuse” was released in 2017 on the Ricercar label, to critical aclaim. Ensemble Danguy’s second cd (Chedeville/Vivaldi’s “Saisons Amusantes”) was released in early 2019.

One of the only hurdy gurdy players to come to the instrument through early music, she is recognized as a virtuoso of the baroque hurdy gurdy, and performs in various formations, including in duo with the Austrian hurdy gurdy player, Matthias Loibner, as well as with well- known conductors such as Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin, and Wieland Kuijken. While maintaining a busy performing career, she also teaches regularly at workshops and festivals including the Over the Water Hurdy Gurdy Festival (2005-2010), Les Journées de La Flûte à Bec (2006), Asociación Ibérica de la Zanfona (2010, 2015), Sherborne Early Music Society (2015), and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (2008, 2012). In 2015 she was the invited soloist for the 11th International Zona de la Zanfona festival in Galicia.

Registration [ENG]:

  • Language: English
  • Email registration: info@folque.com
  • Subject of the email: “Lecture with Tobie Miller”. You have to write two emails if you want to attend this event and Steve Tyler’s workshop.
  • Software required: zoom.
  • Once registered for the lecture, you will receive an invitation by email for the meeting a few days before the event
  • Fee: free
  • Deadline for registration: 01/07/2020

Inscrición e información xeral[GAL]:

  • Actividades desenvolvidas en inglés
  • Enderezo para anotarse: info@folque.com
  • Plataforma informática: zoom. Debes ter esta aplicación instalada no teu dispositivo. Recibirás un convite para a sesión
  • Prezo: de balde
  • Data límite para anotarse: 1 de xullo

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