9 Feb 2019

James Crabb - Accordion virtuoso

From Saturday Morning, 9:06 am on 9 February 2019
James Crabb

James Crabb Photo: supplied

Scottish born James Crabb is widely regarded as one of the world's leading ambassadors of the classical accordion.  Crabb was professor of classical accordion at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, from 1995-2010 and held a long-standing guest professorship at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria. He is currently artistic director of the Four Winds music organisation and festival in Australia. Crabb has performed as soloist with many orchestras including BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish, Sydney and Melbourne Symphonies, London Philharmonic and London Symphony.  He is an authority on the music of Astor Piazzolla.  Crabb is in Aotearoa to perform at the Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson.