Geplaatst op 27 Feb 2023
On June 22 at 18:00 at the Orpheus Institute koetshuis library, Ton Koopman collection, Ellie Nimeroski will give a performance in the context of her PhD defense the day after.
The project explores the 1782 meeting of bow maker François Xavier Tourte (1748–1835) and violinist Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824) and proposes, through artistic and historical research perspectives, how the creative leap in the design of the “modern” bow (the violin bow familiar to us today) may have arisen through their interaction. This presentation will focus on eight pages from a manuscript belonging to the young André Robberechts (1797–1860), who took three lessons with Viotti in 1816. What can playing from his notebook tell us about Viotti’s bowing style and how might this help us imagine Viotti’s initial encounter with Tourte?
On June 22 Ellie will perform Viotti’s Concerto No. 3, bringing it to life as it is expressed in this manuscript source.