Original Instruments

While in Oberlin, I visited the home of Catherina Meints where I manage to try her collection of original viols! Feast your eyes on Barak Norman, John Rose, Nicolas Bertrand, Jacob Stainer, etc. Which one did I like the most? The French one, of course!


Recital in Bangkok

Here are scenes from the first ever viola da gamba recital in Thailand (so I'm told!). Photos by Mongkol Chayasirisobhon:











Bangkok Update

From the Shrewsbury International School website, where I visited and taught:

Shaun Ng recently visited from Australia to lecture students and perform in our Khunying Sumanee Memorial Hall. Shaun played both traditional and modern pieces, including a moving rendition of Danny Boy, on a seventeenth century instrument called the Viola da Gamba.

I must say, I particularly like this picture of me. :)