'Songs of Isolation'
to be premiered on
Fri 23 April, 19:00 UK time
Fri 23 April at 19:00 UK time
'Songs of Isolation' will be premiered on YouTube on the YouTube channel of the One Tree Hill Sinfonia.
Funded by the Arts Council England, Songs of Isolation is Adrian Varela's directorial debut. It features 3 singers singing arias by Handel in lockdown, on the subjects of well-being, self-motivation and the joys of spending more time at home -subjects all concerned with our own experience of living and coping with the pandemic.
The film, directed, produced, filmed and conducted by Adrian features three rising stars of the operatic world: mezzo Felicity Buckland, bariton Jolyon Loy and countertenor Benjamin Williamson, accompanied by the One Tree Hill Sinfonia. Renown local artists have had their work diegetically inegrated into the production.
The premiere will also feature live chat with Adrian and the production team, and will be followed by a Zoom meeting where you can interact directly, asking questions about the project to Adrian and the team.
Everything is free.
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'Laberinto', the world's first Prog-Tango EP, was released online in 2020. 6 tracks effortlessly fuse rock, prog rock, tango, blues, milonga, and modern classical music. Influences range from Beethoven to Piazzolla to Gong.
Published by Human Records
'Variety, virtuosity and subtelty' - Three Choirs Festival
My mission is to better society via meaningful & ethical artistic production and live work.
I've toured the world several times over as a violinist, and recorded for all major film studios over the past 20 years. For the past 10 years, alongside diversifying my portfolio into conducting and pedagogy, I've been increasingly involved in video production, and in cross-medium integration. Production work includes video and/or multimedia work for the Philharmonia Orchestra, de Montfort Universuty, Leicester International Jazz Festival, Cultural Exchanges Festival, Three Choirs Festival.
Since the COVID-19 panedmic I've been mostly devoted to video production. I am currently producing, directing and conducting my debut short film, an Arts Council England-funded project, 'Songs of Isolation'.
Conductor & Artistic Director, One Tree Hill Sinfonia
Conductor & Artistic Director, Polish National Youth Orchestra
1st violinist, Philharmonia Orchestra
Director of Music, de Montfort University
MMus University of London
DipRAM (Postgraduate Performance), Royal Academy of Music
LRAM, Royal Academy of Music