Along the way I have played mandolin with the City of London Sinfonia at the Albert Hall, during The Proms. I have performed with Richard Durrant, Paul Gregory, Alison Stephens, Sanae Onji, Simon Mayor, Sue Mossop, and the Sussex Symphony Orchestra.
In 1991 I founded 'The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra', in Brighton (www.fretful-federation.freeserve.co.uk), which has gone on to win National Cups at the Yearly Banjo, Mandolin, and guitar Society Orchestral Stand-off, and perform concerts all over the UK. It is a 20-30 piece mandolin orchestra with a full complement of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, mandobass and guitars. I'm still the Musical Director of this orchestra and conduct and play the solos in any concertos that they may be doing.
In 2005 I've started a small scale 5 piece ensemble, NEMO (New English Mandolin Orchestra) that has been touring arts venues in the UK.
For more information about myself please see my web site at www.polesapartstilts.com. You'll see that I have quite a milieu of musical activities in my armoury!
Check out the artist's website:
1. J N Hummel Mandolin Concerto Mvt 1 Allegro moderato e grazioso
2. Mvt 2 Andante con Variazoni
3. Mvt 3 Rondo
4. Love Song (Carlo Munier)
5. Jeunesse Op 13 (R Calace)
6. Valtzer Fantastico (E Marucelli)
7. Maple Leaf Rag (S Joplin)
8. Carnivale di Venezia (Carlo Munier)
9. Foggy Dew (Trad)
10. Petit Bolero (A Palumbo)
11. Pizzicato Polka (L Delibes)
12. Pavane (G Faure)
13. Recuerdos de la Alhambra (F Tarrega)