Psappha have announced their 2018-19 season, and it will feature my duet for violin and cello The Vanity of Small Differences. The concert will take place on November 15th at 7.30pm, St Michael’s, Manchester. Tickets and further details about the concert are here.
The piece was written on Psappha’s ‘Composing For’ scheme, and subsequently revised. You can hear the previous incarnation below:
I have been selected for PRS for Music’s exciting new scheme for composers, Accelerate. This will culminate in a performance on Thursday 22nd November 2018 given by the Berkeley Ensemble featuring works by all the composers on the project, with workshops and mentoring from John Woolrich along the way.
The Diotima Quartet will be workshopping my recent string quartet Three Movements and performing it at an informal concert at the University of York on 9th November at 4pm. It will take place in the Music Department, room 058.
Exciting news from the Royal Philharmonic Society: I have been awarded an RPS Composition Prize to write a chamber work for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Music of Today series. The full press release is here. We will be confirming the instrumentation over the coming months. The finished work will be performed on Thursday 23 June 2016, 6pm, in the Royal Festival Hall. The prize also involves taking part in The Philharmonia Young Composers Academy, which will include a number of seminars with Unsuk Chin and with the Philharmonia players.
My piece will be performed alongside Michael Berkeley’s Re-Inventions, Crawford Seeger’s Suite for wind quintet and Nielsen’s Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn & Bassoon, Op.43.
About the commission
This work is the result of the ensemble’s OPUS2014 commission, which I was awarded earlier this year. The scheme for unpublished composers is now in its third year, and involves workshopping scores by a shortlist of composers and the selection of one piece for the commission. I also had a dedicated OPUS2014 rehearsal last week with the group, and they sounded tremendous.
The deadline for OPUS2015 has now passed, but unpublished composers should keep their eyes peeled next year for its return.