A melancholy of mine own

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano

First performance by Trio Magritte and Paolo Beltramini (Clarinet) - 23.05.2012, Auditorium San Fedele, Milano (Italy)

First performance of new version: by Olivia De Prato (Violin), Mariel Roberts (Cello), Carlos Cordeiro (Clarinet), Julia Den Boer (Piano) - 03.12.2013, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn (New York)

Other performances:

  • David Silva (Clarinet), Malwina Sosnowski (Violin), Wiktor Kociuban (Cello), Demetre Gamsachurdia (Piano) - 22.06.2012, Grosser Saal, Hochschule für Musik Basel (Switzerland)
  • Zafraan Ensemble - 29.08.2012, Berliner Hauptbahnhof (Berlin, Germany)
  • Zafraan Ensemble - 02.07.2016, Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg am Neckar (Germany)
  • Nicolas Hodges, Nina Janßen-Deinzer, Lucas Fels, Sarah Saviet - 19.01.2018, Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin (Germany)


"I have neither the scholar's melancholy, which is emulation, nor the musician's, which is fantastical, nor the courtier's, which is proud, nor the soldier's, which is ambitious, nor the lawyer's, which is politic, nor the lady's, which is nice, nor the lover's, which is all these: but it is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry's contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness."

- William Shakespeare, As You Like It