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Meet Andreea !!!!

Updated: Jan 25, 2022

On Sunday the 13th of February, we will be opening our doors to "Wires, Strings & Other Things" a musical extravaganza for children aged 6+ and their parents. This show explores the many ways that music comes together for 3 characters. Today we meet Andreea and her Viola. We asked Andreea to answer some questions about herself and her musical instrument. Read on to find out all about Andreea!

Q: Andreea, how would you describe the sound of your musical instrument: the viola?

A: Warm, velvety, rich, creamy, “hot-chocolatey” (like a creamy hot chocolate).

Q: What do you like best about your instrument?

A: What I like best about the viola is that it has an extraordinary palette of sound colours (from warm and velvety to dry and icy, from vibrant to still, from rich and round to thin and small) which helps me to create the most amazing stories, characters and feelings.

Q: What age were you when you started playing your instrument?

A: I was 7 years old when I started playing music. I started on the violin and switched to the viola when I was 11.

Q: How much time to you spend practising every week?

A: That depends on what I’m preparing for and if the pieces I’m working on are new or some I’ve played before. For the last few weeks, I’ve been practicing around 4-5 hours daily, on my own, and another 2-3 with my quartet, as I had to prepare a lot of pieces for an important festival. But I usually practise around two hours daily, individually, plus another 3 with my quartet.

Make sure to book tickets for our next show on Sunday 13th at 3pm to see how Andreea and her friends come together to create music.

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