Southwell Music Festival 2015

This year we were asked to make 12 videos for the Twelve Days of Christmas 2015, a selection of highlights from what was an amazing festival!

Camera man Tom‘s favourite was undoubtedly the Ades (day 8!), and Producer Alexander rather enjoyed making the Haydn (day 11).

Audition Videos

We are often asked to make videos for auditions, which have very strict requirements: Videos have to be one continuous take, with no changes of angle or edits made to the audio.

Here’s a recent example, featuring Katerina Nazarova performing Bach

Louise Kemény

Louise Kemény – soprano

Peter Foggitt – piano

Alexander Barnes – Producer


Here is a short promotional video made by Alexander Barnes, featuring his arrangement of Pharrell Williams’ song Happy, for our friends at Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz

I was asked to make a promotional video for Blue Topaz, the Elegant Female String Trio/Quintet founded by my fiancee Anna. Here is the finished video.

Tom Maine – Camera

Alexander Barnes – Director, Editor, Producer

Barber: Adagio

Here is a film I shot on the evening of 8 January 2015. More than 150 string players gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square last night to give a performance of Barber’s Adagio for Strings in tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The performance was led by violinist Thomas Gould and organised by Vanessa Lucas-Smith, cellist of the Allegri String Quartet.


The film has been widely distributed, and has featured on the websites of The Strad, Classic FM,  and Norman Lebrecht’s Slipped Disc.

France Musique | Classical Music Magazine | Sinfini Music | | |

It was also broadcast in the US on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC on 9 January 2015