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Posts Tagged ‘Quincy Porter Project’

Porter Album Nominated in 4 Grammy Categories!

December 3rd, 2010

I was very excited to wake up this morning to news that the Porter Complete Viola Works had 4 Grammy nominations! For a debut recording, I am deeply honored. Not many orchestral musicians have Grammy nominations for their solo albums!

The recording was nominated in:
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Best Chamber Music Performance
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
Producer [...]

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One Year Anniversary

July 22nd, 2010

A year ago, I was 6 months pregnant and making a music video of Blues Lointains by Quincy Porter for my upcoming album. It was a new experience for me, as well as a new relationship with the record label Dorian Sono Luminus.

This is an interview with John McLaughlin Williams, musician extraordinaire. I’m looking [...]

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Blues Lointains music video

November 23rd, 2009

The Blues Lointains music video is now up and running! It was shot on location at Ayreshire Farms where the studio Dorian Sono Luminus resides. I was six months pregnant, and hoping they would only video record me from the chest up! That was wishful thinking, but the videography is beautiful, and the black and [...]

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Reviews of Quincy Porter Complete Viola Works

October 9th, 2009

I’ve come across a couple of reviews of my new CD, Quincy Porter Complete Viola Works. They are on Amazon.com and  philly.com. It’s always interesting to see what others think, but ultimately it’s up to the listeners to decide what they appreciate.

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John McLaughlin Williams Interview

September 22nd, 2009

My friend and colleague John McLaughlin Williams has an interview on the AfricClassical blog about his life and his experience working on the Quincy Porter Complete Viola Works recording. He’s a fascinating man with a great interest in all things musical. I didn’t realize how many instruments he has played!

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Conclusion to Yesterday’s AfriClassical Interview

September 17th, 2009

Bill Zick posted the conclusion to the Porter Viola Works interview. We speak about the pieces on the recording in more detail.

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