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Annette Isserlis

Viola

Annette Isserlis studied at the Royal College of Music, where she now teaches historical performance on baroque and classical viola. 

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The Aftershow: Annette Isserlis and Margaret Faultless in conversation

Wed 30 Jul 2014

Well we must admit we have been rather remiss in getting our pre and post concert talks up online this year. Apologies, but we’re now doing our best to catch up and post remaining talks we have on file up here.

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Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers – Podcast

Mon 20 May 2013

On 3 June, we return to Royal Festival Hall to perform A Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, the final concert of the season and the last of our Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series. 

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Woman’s Hour: tomorrow

Tue 25 Sep 2012

At 10am tomorrow, OAE viola player Annette Isserlis and Chair of Musicology at Cardiff University; Professor Rachel Cowgill, will be donning the Radio 4 headphones and settling into the seats of Woman’s Hour to discuss our upcoming Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers Season, which starts this Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall.

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Not all audiences are the same: Greg and Annette

Fri 3 Aug 2012

We’re back with our audience/orchestra interviews. This time, OAE audience member Greg and OAE Viola player Annette Isserlis. Including, at the end, the photos that didn’t quite make the brochure…

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Photographer Eric Richmond on the OAE’s new season brochure

Wed 12 Oct 2011

Eric Richmond

Photographer Eric Richmond talks about how the photoshoot for the OAE’s  new season brochure was inspired by his fridge, and how each photo requires you to get to know, a bit more, the person behind each player.  Click here to view our 2011/2012 season brochure here

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An impromptu violin lesson in Modena – update!

Thu 26 May 2011

Modena Violin Lesson

Some of you may have missed the comment on the post below from Principal Double Bass Chi-chi, so here it is – complete with some pictures of the violin lesson!

“It was a great night out. Marco came to our rehearsal this afternoon, and invited Netty & I back to the restaurant for some nourishment (as nowhere else seemed to be open!). He plied us with cold meats, cheeses, grilled vegetables, vino bianco & rosso, sparkling water, a calorific pud with dollops of cream & a double espresso! Netty felt the least she could do was offer another violin lesson, & promptly taught him his first scale. D major ”

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Netty's tour diary. Part 2 (singing-bowls, lost keys and officious ladies)

Fri 25 Mar 2011

Viola player Annette Isserliss concludes her US tour diary:

Thurs 17th

Awoke wondering how on earth the OAE homeward travellers (the players who weren’t staying on for the Heiner Goebbel’s concert) had managed to rouse themselves to leave at 6.00 am! Took the subway (with viola in tow) to meet cousin Judy in Chelsea, and after a guided tour of some of the finer architectural sights, we climbed up onto the High Walk: converted from an old railway on an overpass to a garden walk with views of Chelsea Harbour with Hoboken,New Jersey beyond, on one side, and interesting city glimpses on the other. Although botanically at this time of year it was confined to almost-budding saplings and crocuses (crocii??) it was exceedingly pleasant in the mellow sunshine. As we approached a bench with a be-hatted native simultaneously basking and scribbling, it looked up, and turned out to be fello viola Nick Logie! He was staying in NY a bit longer, not only for the sponsors’ reception that evening, but because his eldest son Sascha is currently working in NY for the UN.

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Netty's tour diary. Part 1 (CPE Bach, Birthdays and Viagra)

Mon 21 Mar 2011

Viola player Annette (known to many in the OAE as ‘Netty’) Isserlis made a diary of our recent tour to the US. Here’s days 1-3 with the rest following tomrorow. We hope to post some pics up soon too… A few additions from the blog editor in the brackets!

Mon Mar 14

Scene: Carluccio’s, outside Terminal 5, LHR.

Breakfast with husband Ken between red-eye flight in from Schipol (following 2 OAE concerts in Groningen and Nijmingen with Rachel Podger), and impending flight to USA: Ken to LA for solo concerts and Me to Boston with OAE and Sir Roger (Norrington), continuing the CPE Bachfest.
Dreadful news continuing to come through about the Japanese Disaster(s). Ken’s family all ok.

Painless flight to Boston followed by similarly painless Immigration, amazingly! It transpired that he chatty officer knew Yo-yo Ma personally….

Convivial dinner and bed not too early: it’s the only way to sleep through the 1st night, in my experience.

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In the Green Room: Karen Robinson pics, part 5

Wed 1 Sep 2010

The final instalment of backstage pictures of the OAE by Karen Robinson. See some featured around the Southbank Centre site soon as part of a campaign highlighting the new concert season.

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In the Green Room: Karen Robinson pics, part 4

Thu 29 Jul 2010

More from our series of backstage pictures by Karen Robinson

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Gaffer tape pics – No.12

Fri 28 May 2010

Are we stringing this out too much?! There are just two left after this one.
Today’s pic is of Annette Isserlis, viola

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