RPS Composer 2020/21

I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected as a Royal Philharmonic Society Composer for 2020/21. As well as a chamber commission from the Cheltenham Music Festival to be premiered in 2021, I will be taking part in the RPS Composers Programme which includes workshops and professional development opportunities in collaboration with…

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Lockdown update: Cello Messages

Although it was disappointing for the LSO Panufnik Workshop to have been postponed due to COVID-19, I am pleased to say that I was kept busy in the lockdown by a new piece for the brilliant cellist Joe Davies and pianist Daniel Chappel. Cello Messages was due to have been premiered later this summer, but…

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London Symphony Orchestra workshop on 26th March

It’s been a thrill to have taken part in the London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Scheme for young composers over the last year, which culminates in the orchestra playing my new piece PROTO-SYMPHONY at LSO St. Luke’s on Thursday 26th March, conducted by the great François-Xavier Roth. My piece will be in the morning session, which runs…

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New “Song-Messages” date + London tickets

I’m thrilled that my most recent piece Song-Messages will be programmed as part of the Devon Song Festival at Ashburton Church on 28th March 2020, once again performed by soprano Héloïse Werner and pianist Natalie Burch along with Britten’s Les Illuminations and a brand new piece by Héloïse (more info here). The performance in Aldeburgh tomorrow has now sold out,…

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“Song-Messages” UK performances 2019/20

My new piece Song-Messages, commissioned by soprano Heloise Werner, will premiere on Thursday 24th October in Aylesbury before travelling to Aldeburgh, London and Cambridge. The piece will be performed by Heloise and pianist Natalie Burch alongside a new piece by Heloise and Britten’s Les Illuminations. The text compiles fragments from various sources which are highly personal…

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Performances in Armenia on 11th October

My pieces Dream (2018, for tenor and piano) and Six Dream Songs (2014, for solo soprano) will be performed at the Komitas Museum-Institue in Yerevan, Armenia at 7pm on 11th October, alongside new music by Arpine Kalinina, James Moriarty and Alice Hunter, as well as arrangements by Britten and Komitas. This is a continuation of the British-Armenian Musical…

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