VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe 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: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
Israeli harpsichordist Marina Minkin was born in Ukraine on 25 October 1959. She moved to Israel in 1981. She studied piano and harpsichord performance at Boston University and at the Jerusalem Academy of Music, and studied the life and work of Italian composer Anna Bon for her Doctor of Musical Arts dissertation.
Minkin founded and directs the Ad Libitum Ensemble, featuring period instrument musicians from Israel and the USA, and she has appeared at chamber music festivals in Canada, Israel and the USA. Since 2009 she has been artistic director of Israel's Yehiam Renaissance Festival.
Her CDs include Harpsichord Music by Israeli Composers on Albany Records, and Bach, Bach & Bach on Artona. She has also appeared many times on the WGBH Boston and Kol Israel radio stations.
Marina Minkin teaches harpsichord and Baroque music courses at the Tel-Aviv University Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, at the Israeli Conservatory in Tel-Aviv and at Jezreel Valley Art Center.
CD Spotlight. Highly Stimulating - Harpsichord music by Israeli composers, reviewed by Gerald Fenech. '... admirably played ...'