Thanks to all for making the Sketches of Mexico Project such a huge success. After concerts in the UK, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Spain, China and Mexico, the project proved to be a huge success with audiences and critics. Particularly memorable were the Sketches of Mexico workshops where children could make their own ´Sketches of Mexico´inspired by live music, leading to a wonderful array of new art works! Many thanks to all artists who took part as well as VJ´s Joe Fairweather-Hole in the UK and Mario Márquez in Mexico.
As well as concerts from Ronnie Scotts to the Alhambra in Granada, highlights of 2012 included Machaca´s sold out Wigmore Hall Debut in London as well as concerto performances with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Coro Cervantes. In Mexico, 2012 saw the launch of a new project, ´Sonets and Serenades´ with Mexican actress Sophie Alexander-Katz and an array of performances including work with the wonderful dance company Danzalud.
2013 promises to be an equal roller-coaster ride starting off with concerts in Mexico before embarking on a spring/summer tour of over twenty UK venues. Highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall with Adam Walker (flute), Rodrigo´s ´Concierto de Aranjuez´ with the RTÉ Orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, recitals at Kings Place for Live Music Now 35th anniversary, Ronnie Scotts and a tour of Scotland. Collaborations include recitals with Adam Walker (flute) Lizzie Ball (violin), Harriet MacKenzie (violin), Oliver Cox (percussion), the Doric Quartet plus VJ´s Mario Márquez and Joe Fairweather-Hole. April 2013 sees release of ´Sometime I Sing´, a new recording on the Signum Label of the works for tenor and guitar by Alec Roth with Mark Padmore (tenor).
Please come and join us for some of the Sketches of Mexico 2013 performances in London or elsewhere or come to some of the UK´s major festivals such as Spitalfields Festival, North Norfolk Festival, Beaminster Festival or up north for the Vamos Festival in Newcastle.
July and August will see the launch of Sketches of Mexico at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City before the Singing Dragon 2013 tour in China during september. And how best to celebrate Mexican culture than with a performance of Sketches of Mexico to celebrate Day of the Dead at Cardiffs´ brand new concert hall on 31st October.
For all details please visit the concert diary. I hope to see you there.