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Early Music @ 1 - Thursday 7th May

Early Music @ 1 - Thursday 7th May

In today's video Alexis Bennett tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the vielle! Watch the video to find out how to tune, hold and play the instrument. The piece performed at the end of the video is called "Salterello" from 14th Century Italy. 
Alexis studied viola at the Guildhall School with Jane Rogers, and has performed widely with early music ensembles including the Dufay Collective, Florilegium, Istante Baroque, Pumpkinseeds, and London Early Opera, and has appeared at Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall. He is also an active folk musician, with over ten years of experience as a ceilidh caller and fiddler.

Alexis has also worked as musician and performance coach in major feature films and TV series, including The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018), Mary Queen of Scots (Josie Rourke, 2018), Emma (Autumn de Wilde, 2020) Mrs Wilson (BBC, 2018), and Great British Railway Journeys (BBC, 2020). Find out about all upcoming performances and projects on his website!
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