At our inaugural Ngeringa 24 weekend in April 2016, cellist Umberto Clerici likened our GB Guadagnini cello from 1743 to a great work of art, and his new modern instrument to a blank canvas. It served as a fitting encapsulation of the entire weekend, and of the heart and soul of of UKARIA.
Each year, the canvas is wiped clean as we invite a different artist to curate our flagship weekend event. We give them the freedom to invite an eclectic array of friends into a dialogue across four concerts that offers an intrinsic distillation of their artistic vision.
We are delighted to welcome Scottish accordion virtuoso James Crabb to curate UKARIA 24 in 2017. James is an artist who consistently captivates - someone who is recognised as an international ambassador of his instrument. The music of Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov will frame a disparate journey from the Baroque sonatas of Scarlatti to a contemporary tour de force by Sofia Gubaidulina in a weekend celebrating the Argentinean Tango Nuevo.
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