The Sun and the Moon
An international fusion of leading classical musicians, including David Campbell (Vanbrugh Quartet) premièred Michael's clarinet quintet at MusicFest Aberystwyth in July 2005.
Funded by the Arts Council England, the piece is inspired by the magnificent 'Piramides del Sol y de la Luna' at the ancient city of Teotihuacán outside of Mexico City. In conversation Michael and David found that they had both visited the site in recent years and were taken with the imagery that this spectacular setting conjures up.
MusicFest Aberystwyth is an exciting combination Music Festival presenting concerts by an international line-up of artists who, in turn, lead an inspirational summer school programme coaching the next generation of elite musicians.
David Campbell is internationally respected as a clarinet soloist and teacher. His solo engagements have taken him to over forty countries and he has performed with many leading orchestras including the BBC Orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, City of London Sinfonia, and English Chamber Orchestras as well as many from abroad. David particularly enjoys the clarinet quintet repertoire which he has performed with many leading string quartets including the Alberni, Bingham, Bridge, Endellion, Maggini, Medici, Sorrel, Schidlof, and Szymanowski. His list of recordings is wide-ranging and he has broadcast extensively on BBC Radio 3.