48 episodes

This podcast aims to explore life from a musician's point of view: the peaks, troughs and the downright unexpected. Hosted by London-based cellist Davina Shum

As It Comes Podcast: Life from a Musician's Point of View Davina Shum

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This podcast aims to explore life from a musician's point of view: the peaks, troughs and the downright unexpected. Hosted by London-based cellist Davina Shum

    Episode 48: Katharine Carter "You pick yourself up and off you go again"

    Episode 48: Katharine Carter "You pick yourself up and off you go again"

    Flute player and food blogger Katharine Carter joins me for Episode 48. The parallels between music and food are endless, as you will hear from our chat we had in-person (outdoors, in my garden). We chatted about the types of recipes that get Katharine through her busy days as a freelance performer and teacher, as well as a mother; the value of making mistakes and how music and food are best shared. We also talked about teaching during the pandemic, as well as special travel destinations that as freelance musicians, we are/were very lucky to go to.
    Keep listening for a special recipe at the end – perfect for on-the-go musicians (fingers crossed we’ll start being a bit busier soon!)
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    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Instagram: @katharineflute
    Facebook: facebook.com/Katharineflute

    • 53 min
    Episode 47: Charles Owen "That's our duty and destiny"

    Episode 47: Charles Owen "That's our duty and destiny"

    Taking time out of his busy schedule of being a UK Ambassador for Steinway and Professor of Piano at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, concert pianist Charles Owen had a chat with me on the one-year anniversary of the UK lockdown. Charles reminisces about fond times performing at Fidelio café in the summer of 2020 as well as performing down in Cornwall for the St Endellion Festival and International Music Seminar at Prussia Cove before the mess of the pandemic; in addition to challenges that pianists and concert-goers face in the future. As another guest with a liking to 1000-piece puzzles, we talk about the parallels between that, literature, and music-making.
     
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    Photo credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke
     
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    Charlesowen.net
    Instagram: @charlesowenpiano
     
    Johannes Brahms: A Biography by Jan Swafford https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/479146.Johannes_Brahms

    • 40 min
    Episode 46: Tine Thing Helseth "I love the result"

    Episode 46: Tine Thing Helseth "I love the result"

    Join me and trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth for Episode 46, where we explore topics such as the wonderful world of Norwegian traditional instruments and the language, attempting to stay motivated during a pandemic and acting our age, whatever that means. Tine also shares her musical journey and recollections that led her to select special pieces for her upcoming album, Magical Memories.
     
    Photo credit: Anna-Julia Granberg.
     
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    http://www.tinethinghelseth.com/
    Instagram: @tinethinghelseth
    Facebook: @tinething
    Twitter: @tinetrumpet

    • 36 min
    Episode 45: Urška and Helena from Duo Furioso "Stay in touch"

    Episode 45: Urška and Helena from Duo Furioso "Stay in touch"

    Episode 45 features three cellists in the room! Two of which, Urška Horvat and Helena Švigelj perform collectively as Duo Furioso. We chatted about having to embody a whole string quartet within the instrumentation of two cellos, POPPER (yep), the challenge of capturing live spontaneity when performing in front of a camera, as well as Urška and Helena’s advice to ensembles for staying motivated during the pandemic. Topics also include sushi, humidifiers (OMG) and having cellos by the same maker.
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Facebook.com/celloduofurioso
     
    Instagram: @duo_furioso
     
    YouTube: Duo Furioso https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO4-EIyqvxydg-XKKAy9sOg

    • 45 min
    Episode 44: Anna Tsybuleva "Save your power"

    Episode 44: Anna Tsybuleva "Save your power"

    Episode 44 features international piano superstar Anna Tsybuleva. We chatted about her attachment to nature and the cosmos, recent motherhood, as well as her preparation for Leeds International Piano competition which she won in 2015 with her performance of Brahms’ Piano Concerto number 2. This is a piece very close to Anna’s heart, as she managed to record it shortly before the pandemic in 2020. She also shares a very valuable message of saving your power when performing a big work.
     
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    Photo credit: Emil Matveev
     
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    Facebook.com/annatsybuleva
     
    Instagram: @anna_tsybuleva
     
    First single from Anna’s upcoming album 28th May: smarturl.it/AnnaTsybulevaBrahms

    • 40 min
    Episode 43: Oliver Davis "Make your own voice heard"

    Episode 43: Oliver Davis "Make your own voice heard"

    Composer Oliver Davis joins me for Episode 43 to chat about finding his own compositional voice (via 1980s synthesisers), writing for ballet choreography, and the absolute mission of writing, recording and producing his new album Solace during a global pandemic; drawing inspiration from Greek mythology, traveling to the Isle of Bute, and curiously, a game of Scrabble. You’ll also hear about Ollie’s favourite live performance he ever went to!
     
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    Oliverdavismusic.com
    @oliverdavismusic
     
    Solace: https://open.spotify.com/album/74VziC5rrMeen3wplY5f5q?si=OFdwRzwaSMG3eAvOJwRenQ
     
    Photo credit: Frances Marshall

    • 36 min

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