VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
VIDEO PODCAST: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
Romanian double bass player Ovidiu Badila was born in Constanta on 18 October 1962, studied in Bucharest and then emigrated to the west, studying further with Sergiu Celibidache, Enzo Ferrari, Wolfgang Güttler, Franco Petracchi and Jean Marc Rollez. He became an expert in the music of Giovanni Bottesini, and won various competitions, including Reims in 1988 and San Sebastian in 1989.