A BACH JOURNEY

 
 

July 2014

During a short stay in Munich,
I see this wall.
I stop,
I think,
What if?
Why not?
Let's do it,
Let's start a Bach project in his land....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7 weeks later: Berlin

between 2014 and now

  • Found the baroque cello of the project
  • & the matching baroque bow
  • Played on an authentic strings set up
  • Found a set up sound post/bridge etc.
  • Analysed the manuscripts
  • Made research in the public libraries
  • Wrote a short version of my publication
  • Shared my research with Ton Koopman
  • Prepared the recording
  • Experimented accoustics
  • Made a Crowdfunding
  • Recorded the Suites
  • Wrote the full publication
  • Shared my work to YoYo MA (got his support)
  • Made the digital version of my edition
  • Presenting my work to Labels and publishers
  • Signed with URANIA RECORDS

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September - October 2014 : 

Finding the cello, the bow and the set of strings.

Trying baroque and classical period bows

Meeting bow makers and luthiers in Berlin

one month later, I find a very important clue in the suites.

The sleepless nights and obsession after that...

Search of the most authentic baroque set up

Calligraphie

Understanding how to write notes and slurs with this material....

Observing and comparing the 4 Sources

"THE" Bow

Thomaskirche, Leipzig !

Unforgettable moment: walking through the same portal as Bach used to...

Between December and May: 
Search of the right set up on the cello
preparing a new edition of the suites

Once we had found the right set up, 
it was time prepare the recording...

Meeting with Maestro Ton Koopman!

This meeting and work session with Maestro Koopman had a big impact on me and the project.
It was the first time I shared my work with someone and receiving his encouragement and support meant a lot to me.
During this meeting we worked on phrasing and about avoiding any technical rubato.

Summer 2015 - January 2016

-Trying different accoustics-
-Making a crowdfunding-
-Search of the 5 strings cello for Suite 6-

January - March 2016 : Recording

April-June 2016:
Preparing the publication


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RECORDING THE 6 CELLO SUITES

OCTOBER 2016 
MEETING WITH YOYO-MA IN BOSTON

FROM JANUARY TIL JUNE 2017:
MAKING A NEW EDITION OF THE SUITES

JULY-AUGUST 2017


PREPARING THE RELEASE - PRESENTING MY WORK TO LABEL, PUBLISHERS, MAGAZINES ETC...
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JANUARY 16TH 2018...




Contract with URANIA RECORDS signed!





21 MARCH 2018

Let's celebrate Bach's 333rd birthday 

with the release of 

the recording and the research!