Matthew Barley/Cellist

Music is the language that permits me to converse with the beyond.

Robert Schumann

A great week in Hong Kong

it’s been a very satisfying week in HK, and actually felt like a mini-festival, with 3 programmes and 5 concerts in 6 days. The orchestra were wonderful, and made a fantastic progression with their improvising during the week – the concert today was their best one, and really sounded great: confident, inventive and with substance. Today was a concert for families, and it was standing room only as hundreds of people braved the torrential rain to come and listen to Piazzolla, Schumann, improvisations and Tchaikovsky. Back home for a day, then off to Holland to work with the legendary Metropole jazz orchestra….hmm, need to finish the last Coltrane arrangement on the plane…

1 Comment

  • Laurent says:

    Dear Matthew,

    Thank you for this fantastic week of work and music making with you. So inspiring! You always open new doors and help me become a better cellist, musician and orchestra player.
    All the best and hope to see you soon again!

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