Mark Van de Wiel on Harrison Birtwistle

Mark Van de Wiel on Harrison Birtwistle





Who is Mark Van de Wiel?
Mark is the clarinetist in the Endymion Ensemble although in this festival of Birtwistle's music, he also plays with Capricorn. Click on Mark's image to hear him speak.


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What's he got to do with the Secret Theatres festival?
Mark has had the opportunity of playing a substantial amount of music by Birtwistle in his performing career and previous involvements include both large scale pieces like Birtwistle's opera 'Gawain', to 'Linoi' - for piano and clarinet. In the 'Secret Theatres' festival, he has a key role in the performance of both 'Hoquetus Petrus' and 'Five Distances for Five Instruments'. For the web site, Mark comments on his response to music by Birtwistle despite the different types and scales of the pieces.




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