Wednesday, 27 January 2010

On Stage ... Oh Billy

The RAM is once again displaying a powerful set of faculty scenes.
Here a dress-rehearsal shot for Billy Budd.
I am performing as Leporello in the Sextet excerpt from Don Giovanni.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Dear Friends

From now on you will be able to contact me on the very own Maximilianvanlondon address:

I am looking forward to hearing from you all and I will attempt to answer all your questions.

Thank You everyone for all the lovely comments I have received.

Monday, 25 January 2010

My Mac

My newest piece of technology. What a great contrast! My daily workstation next to the piano.

My Piano

The very ancient Schroff Piano. Beautifully crafted; Music which passed down Generations.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Styles ... The German Scotsman

My great friend Max works as a Chef de Rang for the Scottish michelin star restaurant Martin Wishart in Edinburgh. He is an avid supporter of all good music. His father surely possesses one of the largest classical CD collections I have ever seen.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Playing Leporello

In RAM Scenes Rehearsals. Sextet, Don Giovanni, Mozart.

We Sing, we Act, we Play. I like to play.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Guest shot ... posh coffees

Thank you to Max for this shot. Perfect January mornings.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Styles ... A Fine Friend

Joe, Countertenor, Composer and Conductor at the RAM. Fantastic Coat. Love the whole look.

Eva Meier

Eva Meier is one of the worlds finest song and chanson singers, reaching international acclaim with her repertoire featuring the likes of Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler or Paul Dessau.
Students of the Royal Academy received a unique opportunity to perform in a Masterclass with Eva Meier and her Pianist Paul Cibis. Thank you to Richard Stokes, the Royal Academy and of course Eva Meier and Paul Cibis, for putting together this fantastic event.
I have not yet dared to venture into the realm of these songs, but the lyrics, many by the German author Bertolt Brecht, are amongst the most compelling of any song repertoire.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Styles ... Young Munich

I took an extra day in Munich before returning to London, where I got this shot of my sister, a talented young poet.
Happy New Year everyone! Prosit Neujahr