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Matthew Barley

Strings magazine has a new profile of Matthew Barley, including this photo by Viktoria Mullova (well, I’m assuming it’s that Viktoria Mullova).

I’m a Barley fan myself. He’s a great role model for young musicians in a “post-classical” era. His career is diverse, he has numerous self-initiated projects, and one of the best websites in the business. As a matter of fact, I think his site and Mullova’s are an excellent contrast. His is eye-catching and interactive and not having seen it for a while, my reaction was “wow!” When I saw Mullova’s, I thought, “well, that’s nice.”

He’s also into improvisation.

I was sorry to see on his website that he’s been having problems with his left shoulder and had to cancel a number of performances. He’s scheduled to start performing again in September.

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