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“Whispers” new album

Konstantia Gourzi, a composer of Greek origin, living in Munich, has been friends with Nils Mönkemeyer and William Youn for many years. Some of her works were commissioned by the two musicians.
All three have a special love of nature in common, and this becomes particularly clear in the compositions of the recently released album “Whispers” (Sony Classical).
With her music, Konstantia Gourzi wants to convey appreciation and sensitivity for nature and inspire people to think about the beauty of nature. Works with titles like “call of the bees”, “messages between trees” or “melodies from the sea” let us guess stories and voices of whales, bees, waves and trees through expressive sound figures, rhythms, tempi and timbres.

Optimise your bow technique / Interviews

The Strad Magazine has published Nils’ exercises for bow technique in their print edition (paywall article), you can see an excerpt HERE.

Nils also just appeared at NDR TV in the broadcast “DAS!”,  where he was talking about the challenges during the lockdown, his new language skills, his connection to jazz and many more topics. You can watch the video til the 20th of May.
Joachim Mischke from the Hamburger Abendblatt also interviewed him for their classical music podcast. Listen or read it HERE. (both in German)