Violinist and violist Max Baillie is one of the most versatile musicians in the UK. Classical, electronic, and traditional forms of music as well as writing, producing and directing a diverse spectrum of projects are all regular features of his creative career.
‘I had great fun taking part in the Proms Extra with Chi-chi Nwanoku and Roderick Williams, hosted by Katie Derham. It was broadcast last night on BBC 2. Themes include Bach, Mahler, and a feature on the viola, along with my performance of solo Bach from the cello Suites at the end of the program! It’s available on iplayer here.’
‘YouTube now has its first ever GoPro Bach Chaconne! I recorded this in a single take last week in Suffolk. There are countless Bach Chaconnes on the internet but with this one I hope to show an unusual perspective on playing this monumental work, including sonically– the sound on the GoPro camera that recorded the sound is on the camera itself so the sound is very immediate and different from what the listener would hear with a bit of distance from the performance itself.’
‘Dark and nutty sounds from this wonderful and unusual viola, which belonged to Janacek. I’m looking forward to playing his Kreutzer Quartet on it tonight in the stunning Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe here in London.’