Joining Netty in the latest episode is Claire Holden, who has been an OAE violinist for over 20 years and is also an academic researcher who has led two major Arts and Humanities Research Council projects, as well as being a teacher and consultant on performance practices in the 19th Century.

Claire Holden takes us on a captivating journey as she recounts her experiences of growing up playing the violin, attending music college and becoming an academic researcher. Claire shares enlightening insights from her research on various subjects, such as orchestral practices, the different sound worlds of historical eras, the development of the bow and unexpected millitary connotations of instruments. There’s also a chance to immerse in her experimental project recording, which explores performance practices of the 19th Century. 

Tea with Netty is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s podcast hosted by viola player Annette Isserlis (Netty). Over a cuppa (or something a little stronger…), Netty chats with a variety of conductors, players and other guests as she ‘spills the tea’ on the side of classical music you don’t normally hear.

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