On March 21 John’s new CD was released. 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. To read more about the CD and its program please turn to this page.
Since the academic year 2013/14 John has been teaching at Trossingen's University of Music, which is the first academy in Europe to offer a Bachelor's Degree in baroque orchestral playing. For him this is a logical development of his teaching activities, extending the range from modern violin and chamber music in Dresden to historical instruments and ensemble music in Trossingen. This versatility can also be seen in the scope of his 2014 summer courses and masterclasses: mostly modern violin at AVEM in France and at Allegro Vivo in Austria (where he will also conduct the student orchestra); and baroque violin at DMM in Dresden.
"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 CD "Pavans and Fantasies from the Age of Dowland." John Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae
From the 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)