After thirty-plus years as a professional violinist I have finally taken the plunge into the 21st century and have created a website. In the past decade or so my career has expanded from performing and teaching to now include conducting, composition, and most recently, writing. Recently, I spoke in depth with Charles Giuliano, and I invite you to read the interview, published online at the Berkshire Fine Arts website. You can also read my thoughts on mystery writing on Barnes & Noble's blog Ransom Notes.
In the past couple of months I've had several of my essays and short stories published.
I invite you to take a look at an essay I wrote recently on musical intepretation Interpretation: A Case for Broad Perspective,which was published online at ReichelRecommends.com. Three other short works: Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra and Musical DNA, Colin Davis Remembered and Snagged have also been published online recently. I hope you will read and enjoy them. And stay tuned for more to come.
In 2009 I was honored by Barnes and Noble, who selected Devil's Trill for their Discover Great New Writers fall catalog, in which was written: "Rich in music detail and featuring a fabulously roguish cast, Devil's Trill will delight music lovers and mystery fans alike. Danse Macabre, featuring the same roguish cast, was published in September, 2010."
Danse Macabre was selected by Library Journal as one of their top five mysteries of 2010. My most recent book, Death and Transfiguration, with a June 2012 release, has already received three starred reviews.
Read what the prestigious international journal, The Strad (April 2010) had to say about the scholarly background to "Devil's Trill" in regard to famous thefts and forgeries of great violins.
I am particularly excited about my novels, Devil's Trill, Danse Macabre, Death and the Maiden and now Death and Transfiguration, excursions into the dark side of the classical music world, published by St. Martin's Press.
Read more about my books and read reviews of
Death and Transfiguration,
Death and the Maiden from the critics, along with interviews and commentary in the blogs. Please visit my MUSIC TO DIE FOR page, where you can hear me perform the music mentioned in my novels and read my audio notes on these works.
For more details about what I have been up to, please peruse the other pages of my website. If you are interested in contacting me for potential engagements or for any other reason whatsoever, don't hesitate to drop me an email.