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Cello On Fire (Peter Hudler)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2019

Viennese virtuoso Peter Hudler could have been described as a stunt cellist, when he positioned his cello sideways across his lap and played it like a guitar – a marvellous piece of theatre but be careful of that spike! Hudler adapted his technique with each new piece, particularly when he played the hectic bluegrass piece ‘Black Run’ with a fiddle sound – an enjoyable highlight in this programme of surprising cello discoveries. Debussy’s contemplative ‘Syrinx’ was from the more familiar classical concert repertoire; it’s usually a flute solo but he adapted again to give a woodwind nuance to his playing. This wasn’t for cello purists but it was exuberant and well suited to the adventurous spirit of the Fringe.

theSpace Triplex, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]