On March 21 John’s new CD will be published by ECM. Together with his colleagues Monika Baer (violin & viola), Renate Steinmann (viola), Susanna Hefti (viola) and Martin Zeller (Cello) he recorded the CD „Pavans and Fantasies from the Age of Dowland“ for the acclaimed classic label ECM. They will introduce the programme to the public at the Alte Musik Festival Zurich on March 23. The CD will be released in the UK on 24.3, in France on 7.4. and in the US on 2.6.2014.
Winter semester 2013/14 has already started and John is teaching at Trossingen's University of Music which is the first academy in Europe to offer a Bachelor’s Degree specialising in baroque orchestra playing. For him this four year course of study is a logical development of his teaching activities which will draw the bow from modern violin and chamber music in Dresden to historic instruments and ensemble music in Trossingen. This semester, Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi are included in the programme.
"Hats off to John Holloway... His experience shows in remarkably distinctive ways. It isn't merely his command and his deep affinity for both his violin and the music. It is his sound: burnished by time, crystal-clear in the centre but faintly soft-edged; free, never forced... an essay in good taste."
From the new CD "Sonate concertate in stil moderno". Dario Castello: Sonata Settima I
From H. Berlioz: Duet "O mon cher fils". Bremen Philharmonic, conductor: John Holloway (7.12.2011)