Premiere with Piano

July 4, 2015

Premiere with Piano

Few days ago Michala played in Hamburg´s "Musikhalle", with pianist Justus Zeyen. Justus Zeyen is well known for his work with accompanying leading singers, amongst others Thomas Quasthoff and Juliane Banse. In spite of her long list of concerts this was her first ever with piano! Partly because the original repertoire for those two instruments is limited, partly because the recorder until a few years ago existed only in its baroque version, with limited dynamic capacity in comparison with the piano. However, lately more succesful attempts have been made to make new models of the instruments, and in addition to Michalas "Modern Recorder", invented by Nik Tarasov and produced by Mollenhauer a few years ago, she was also at this concert premiering Ralf Ehlerts new "Ehlert Recorder", produced by Moeck. Both instruments matched the pianos volume with no problems, and responded to Michala´s wish for a high quality sound aswell as dynamic expression. The programmme went from baroque to modern, with a few transcriptions of flute- and violin-works, and was very entusiastically recieved by the audience. After this succesful premiere Michala and Justus Zeyen plan to do more concerts in the future.