Wooburn Festival


It was great to see the Oak Room in High Wycombe (acoustically delightful, presumably because of all the oak!) packed out for our lunchtime recital as part of the Wooburn Festival. It was lovely to reprise music by Handel and Sinding with the Reid sisters (associated by all three of us with the freezing cold from playing these pieces in icy venues during last January's snowy season!). Of particular interest however was our world première of Jonathan Galton's The Awakening. Over the years we have discovered a range of sometimes well-known but often obscure pieces for two violins and piano, so it was brilliant to commission and perform this newest addition to the repertoire, and indeed to work through it with the composer, for once actually able to ask the question all musicians so often want to ask long-dead composers: "what exactly to you mean by what you’ve written?!".