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Alison Bury: Her Instrument

Wed 14 Aug 2013

In the second of two short films, lead Violinist Alison Bury talks to Jon Jacob about her instrument.

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Player Profile – Alison Bury

Fri 2 Aug 2013

In this, the first of two short films, Principal Violinist Alison Bury talks to Jon Jacob about her life and career.

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Video Profile: Chi-Chi Nwanoku

Fri 13 Apr 2012

In the first of a series of in-depth video profiles of key OAE players, Jon Jacob talks to Principal Double Bass Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE. In it she talks about how she made the transition from piano to double bass, (via athletics!), fast twitch muscles, how life in the self-governing OAE works and how the high pressure situation of live musical performance is not a world away from sport.

Find out more about Chi-chi on her player profile.



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How to pronounce Chi-chi Nwanoku…

Fri 2 Dec 2011

Chi-chi Nwanoku video still

Here’s a little taster for a series of videos which we’ll be starting to release soon, in which Jon Jacob talks to key OAE musicians about themselves, the OAE and their instruments. Here’s a little out-take though, as a teaser, where Jon grapples with an OAE basic – how to pronounce Principal Double Bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku’s name…

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Marketing classical music

Fri 24 Sep 2010

A few months ago I was asked by Jon Jacob at the BBC to contribute to a video for the Proms website, which would explore approaches to getting people to come to and try out classical music. Jon also came along to one of our Night Shift performances to get some footage. A couple of weeks ago the video, which features contributions from other orchestral marketers and critic Tom Service, was released. The video explores what the ‘barriers’ are to people coming to concerts – i.e. what is stopping them from coming, and what we can do to encourage them. I have to say I found it very odd watching myself on the video, I was totally unaware of all sorts of mannerism and habits when I speak!

Anyway, here’s the vid. You might also be interested to know that Job Jacob writes a throughly good blog

William Norris, Marketing Director


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