Hi and welcome to Decus’ first ever blog post! I’m really pleased and honored to be able to be the first to greet you and give you a bit of a preview of what’s in store. My name’s Berginald. I’m an American clarinettist living in Dublin bringing you all the sass and class of a southern belle. Let me be your guide 🙂
As I see it and what for me is the best way to describe us is as a group of talented friends who happen to be highly-skilled and highly- trained that love chamber music and love playing with each other. At the heart of what we do is a sheer joy for the music and excitement to work and play together. I like to think that when you see us, hear us perform our personal enjoyment is so present, so infectious that you can’t help but revel and delight in the experience.
Right now we’re planning our launch concert, picking out rep, seeking to bring you the best, most worthwhile musical experience we can with friendship and enthusiasm leading the way. Our core instrumentation – flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and cello allows us to present a pretty broad range of musical styles and concert formats and with the help of some of our select co-conspirators and colleagues, we’re able to augment our size to bring works that can be as large as a chamber orchestra. Each of us involved brings unique experiences, skills, and knowledge that together help to shape and inform the direction of Decus. I’m looking forward to what’s in store and I hope you are too.