This is a first: Tonight, the amazing Lawrence Power performed with the NASH ensemble in the sold out Wigmore Hall on my latest viola.
As is often the case with debuts, it only happened due to “poor health” of the usual “artist”. In this case his much loved Brenzi viola is having a service at my workshop, which is not surprising given its age of about 400 years.
They played a French program opening with the magical “Dances for Harp and Strings“ by Debussy. The viola plays a rather prominent part in this five piece string ensemble opening the dances with the first violin and featuring in various small solo parts.
Thanks Lawrence, you sounded wonderful on my viola and made it a very special night for me — my Wigmore Debut!