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Composer: Fokkens, Robert

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NationalitySouth Africa
PeriodContemporary
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Robert Fokkens portrait concert draws impressive performances from Fidelio Trio in Cardiff

Fidelio Trio  ©  Sophie Dennehy
Whole concerts devoted to the music of one composer can be risky affairs: a cruel test of how mature and robust a composer is. In a concert devoted to the music of the South African composer Robert Fokkens, given by the Fidelio Trio and opening Cardiff University’s 2013/14 series, both composer and performers came through with flying colours.
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Exaudi at Kings Place

Members of EXAUDI,  ©  David Jensen
In a pre-performance discussion, the vocal ensemble Exaudi's director James Weeks promised us that they were not just going to stand in a line for their Kings Place performance. And they were true to his word; the singers performed from all parts of the intimate Hall Two and created an immersive, involved listening experience.
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