As part of the City Music Foundation Artist Scheme, CMF Artists are able to have a music video shot and produced by CMF. You can see our other artist videos on our YouTube channel including Eusebio Sanchez and see the Foyle-Štšura Duo play Lutoslawski, Brahms and a promo video for them.
The next artist to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity is Andrey Lebedev performing Bach and a new composition, both to be announced closer to the online launch.
After much deliberation, Artist Manager and producer, Tabitha Mcgrath, along with director Ian dingle decided on the beautiful Lock Studios Haggerston on the Regents Canal. With it’s natural light and soft tones, it was the perfect setting for the two intricate works and Andrey, always a performer that draws you in.
The shoot was, unexpectedly, ahead of schedule – a rarity within this type of work – and ran smoothly with Andrey, eve the professional always willing to play for another take. Those one set noted that each new take was played as though it was the finished piece with Andrey’s impeccable intonation. It is a very exciting project as both works are rare, so rare that one could not find the pieces on YouTube if you tried so we at CMF are particularly excited to be the first.
Fun facts: Andrey plays on two different guitars for each piece; Ian, the director and John Riittipo-Moore, the sound producer, are one half of one of our CMF Artist ensembles, Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet, who have excitingly recently released their debut album Oil.
The day itself was a breeze, with a talented crew including Mark Popple, camera, Robyn Skead, camera assistant and Tom Gimson, camera operator and photographer (see his photos below in the behind the scenes album!), not to mention the studio’s resident dog, Barry, who offered delightful reprieves throughout the day.
Take a look at the album of Tom’s photos of the day showing the team and Andrey hard at work.
So stay tuned for the launch of these videos and if you can’t wait until then to hear Andrey, you can catch him with fellow CMF Artist, Samson Tsoy at our Special Event with Rhinegold LIVE on 3rd October, register for your FREE ticket here.
Or you can see Andrey’s solo recital as part of our CMF Concert Series on 10th October at 6pm at St Lawrence Jewry, tickets are £10, including a drink, get yours here.
Photo credit: Tom Gimson, see more at his website here.