Introducing the Doric Quartet

Firmly established as one of the leading quartets of its generation, the Doric String Quartet receives enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. With repertoire ranging from Haydn through to Bartok, Ades and Brett Dean, the Quartet’s schedule takes them to the leading concert halls around the world including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, […]

New Season’s Resolution

I was fortunate recently to return to my Motherland. For the best part of a month, I was surrounded by all things British and the sounds, smells and tastes of my previous life. Like putting on a pair of comfortable old shoes, I found myself quickly re-adopting the language, mannerisms and banter of the UK, […]

Introducing Masumi Per Rostad – Viola

Praised for his “burnished sound” (The New York Times) and described as an “electrifying, poetic, and sensitive musician,” the Grammy Award-winning, Japanese-Norwegian violist Masumi Per Rostad hails from the gritty East Village of 1980s New York. He was raised in an artist loft converted from a garage with a 1957 Chevy Belair as the remnant […]

Introducing Nicholas Canellakis – Cello

Hailed by The New Yorker as a “superb young soloist,” Nicholas Canellakis has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation, captivating audiences throughout the United States and abroad. In The New York Times his playing was praised as “impassioned … the audience seduced by Mr. Canellakis’s rich, alluring tone.” Canellakis’s […]

Introducing Cellist Francisco Vila

Ashuelot Concerts is delighted that Ecuadorian Cellist Francisco Vila will be joining us at the beginning of June for our program of Beethoven & Shostakovich Piano Trios. Francisco is Professor of Cello at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston and will be traveling from his home in San Diego to join us […]

A Mother’s Superpower.

I am currently reading a fascinating book that has left me completely inspired. It is called ‘The Artist and the Woman’ and tells the tale of the life and work of Clara Schumann. Before I began reading this book, I’m ashamed to say I knew very little about her. I knew that she had composed […]

Introducing Guy Johnston

During March 2022 we are delighted to be welcoming British cellist Guy Johnston to New Hampshire for two concerts at Stonewall Farm in Keene, and at the D.L.Moody Auditorium in Northfield MA. Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting British cellists of his generation. His early successes included winning the BBC Young Musician of […]

To Be or Not To Be…

We probably all share a similar memory of being on a long car journey and asking ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ Now, with my own small children, it is certainly a frequent occurrence! These days I seem to hover over this question a lot. Are we nearly there yet? Are we ever going to get […]

Back in the Saddle

It’s safe to say that this last year has pushed buttons and boundaries in me that have taken my life in new directions that I didn’t necessarily want to go in. My emotions have been pushed and pulled in just about every way; from protecting my children in this ever changing world, to having to […]

Start Fresh Everyday.

Is it just me or does it seem that everywhere you look these days there are mixed messages coming from almost every direction? Do this, don’t do that, say this, don’t say that, be that person, be this person… It’s exhausting and at times horribly overwhelming! I find myself having to work very hard to […]