Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
When I first heard Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, I knew right away that this duo was a must in our roster.
Two musicians, fiddle and cello who play music of unrivaled beauty, eloquence and passion.
“…you would think they’d been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks pukishly. Then [Haas] opens her cello’s throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refrains and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan [Scotland] winter.“
The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, and sizzingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one. Fraser, acclaimed by the San Francisco Examiner as “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks as Last of the Mohicans and Titanic.
Natalie Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, wasn’t even born when Alasdair was winning national fiddle competitions on the other side of the Atlantic. But this seemingly unlikely pairing is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser, whose cutting-edge musical explorations took him ful circle to find a cellist who could help him return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music.
This duo is available for concerts in large and small venues, for festivals and for workshops and master classes for violin, cello and other string instruments.
For more info about Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, please visit www.alasdairfraser.com
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