December 14th of december 2014 I was participating in a very interesting course in Corpora Pilates in Madrid. As a pilates instructor and professional musician I would like to work with musicians health, muscular and postural problems. Therefore I assisted at this course by Prof. Dr Juan Bosco Calvo who is a pilates instructor, doctor and guitarist himself. I got new information and inspiration for my work and look forward to the next events at Corpora Pilates. Why musicians only start to take their health serious when it is already too late. I think that musicians should learn rather to prevent damage.
In December 2014 I visited the Joaquin Rodrigo foundation in Madrid and met his daughter Cecilia Rodrigo. I learned things about Rodrigo that one can not read in any book. The information is usefull for my project about “andalucism in music”. On the photo above Rodrigo holds the guitar of Pepe Romero. You might think that Rodrigo loved the guitar but it is actually casual that he got to compose for the guitar. I feel gratefull to that, as Rodrigo is one of my absolute favorite composers.
My brother and I have been recording some new material during Christmas, that will soon be available on the website. I have recorded ‘Rumores de la Caleta’ by Isaac Albeniz and ‘Pour le tombeau de Debussy’ by Manuel de Falla. These pieces will be part of a series of combined conference with concert about Andalucism in music. Check the concert calendar for upcomming events.