Making lists are my first step to creating any reality. After that, I look for really gifted people to help launch my balloon. I mentioned my basic list in an earlier post (How to Make A Recording - Make a List) --- my first list is ALWAYS the performers.
I chose the players long before I had decided on exactly which Vivaldi Concerti I wanted to record.
In fact, I made a list of performers 10 years ago. With some slight alterations in the interim, it's now happening. If I can weave a web of ongoing connections, we will tour this idea and music in 2012/13.
All of these musicians have brought me incredible pleasure from their solo performances... there is an enormous range of age and some of them I see only once per year --- I have known some of them as students, all of them as leaders. Spirit is everything.
A quick google search reveals interesting stuff and I just grabbed what came up first... if you don’t know these people (but you probably do), they are really worth hearing.
Nic McGegan - leader & keyboards
Aisslinn Nosky - violin
Julia Wedman - violin
David Rose - viola
Raphaël Dubé - cello
Dominic Girard - bass
Lucas Harris - lute