Back in October 2018, Alda performed Elgar’s Violin Concerto to an almost sold out crowd of affirmed enthusiasts in the prestigious Cadogan Hall, London. On the same evening she launched the book inspired by her travels around Eastern Europe promoting and premiering this work on the most famous British composer.
“Kiss me Again; A Memoir of Elgar in Unusual Places” instantly turned Alda from a foreigner living in Britain to an acknowledged source in her field, with pre-concert coverage on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and in The Sunday Times. She is now very much a household name with the capacity to share a British spirit that embraces both english heritage and foreign culture through music and art.
On Tuesday 7th May Alda returns to Cadogan Hall, London, for a Gala Fundraising Recital (in the presence of her Patron Princess Michael of Kent and under the auspices of the Wapping Arts Trust) at which Alda will aim to launch her next big chapter with Elgar. Funds collected from the event will go towards a recording of this masterpiece in another unconventional place – this time in the heart of Russia [Moscow] with the vibrant Musica Viva Ensemble and renowned conductor Alexander Walker.
Continuing to follow her very own unique path, Alda has decided to launch the recording in Vinyl format – bringing to an oversaturated market a sound that retains the nostalgia of a bygone era.
Alda commented, “The last recording of this piece in vinyl format, was pressed in the seventies – so this really is a unique and significantly historic opportunity. We’ll of course be embracing modern day technologies by producing digital downloads and SACDs, so it really is a globally accessible, and in some ways it’s a beautiful harmony in itself of the future meeting the past. All contributions, no matter how big or small, are greatly appreciated to helping us achieve this momentous target, and there are so many ways enthusiasts can participate”.
To take part in Alda’s project you can simply donate an amount of your choice, or you can purchase some of the exclusive gifts we have available including VIP entry to the Gala Fundraising Concert at Cadogan Hall, London on 7th May.