Tuesday, 2 April 2019
NZ Barok and James Bush - The Splendour of Venice

New Zealand cellist James Bush joins NZ Barok to celebrate music linked to the magnificent Basilica San Marco.

St Mark's Basilica, Venice

St Mark's Basilica, Venice Photo: Matthias Kabel ex Wikimedia Commons CC3.0

Cellist James Bush joins NZ Barok for its "Splendour of Venice" tour

Photo: Supplied

James Bush is from Christchurch originally. He studied with Ellen Doyle there before going to London to the Royal Academy of Music. He won both the TVNZ Young Musicians Competition and the National Concerto Competition and has previously performed with the NZSO, the APO and the Christchurch Symphony.

For many years, he’s been a specialist in baroque music and he’s the principal cellist of both Al Ayre Español, based in Zaragoza, and the Elbipolis Barockorchester of Hamburg, also appearing regularly with the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin and Concerto Köln.

MONTEVERDI: Toccata, Sinfonia and Ritornelli, from L'Orfeo
VIVALDI: Chamber Concerto in G minor RV156
VIVALDI: Cello Concerto in B minor RV424
CALDARA: Ciaccona Op 2/12
PLATTI: Concerto Grosso No 10 in F
PLATTI: Concerto with cello obbligato in D
VIVALDI: Chamber Concerto in C RV114

Recorded by RNZ Concert in St Luke's Church, Remuera, Auckland, 6 October 2018
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay