Premiere of “Dream” in Yerevan on 19th October

My new song for Tenor and Piano, “Dream”, setting a poem by Vahagn Davtian, will be premiered by Berj Karazian and Arpine Kalinina at the Komitas Museum-Institute in Yerevan, Armenia on Friday 19th October. I am thrilled to have had the chance to work with Berj and Arpine again after last year’s project with theContinue reading “Premiere of “Dream” in Yerevan on 19th October”

London premiere of “SEXTET” Wednesday 11th July

I am pleased to say that SEXTET (“Lump of Love”) will be receiving its London premiere at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on Wednesday 11th July. I will conduct players from the School as part of the summer New Music Society concert, starting at 8pm in the Silk Street Music Hall. The piece was commissionedContinue reading “London premiere of “SEXTET” Wednesday 11th July”

Commissions for Budapest and Armenia

I am delighted to say that I will writing a new piece for players from the Liszt Academy in Budapest as part of a joint project between them and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where I am currently doing my PhD. The piece will be performed in the Solti Hall of the AcademyContinue reading “Commissions for Budapest and Armenia”

Two premieres in May

I have two exciting premieres coming up in May: BIRTH RITUAL for Wind Orchestra (West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, Friday 11th May, 8.00pm – full info here) SEXTET (“Lump of Love”) for Chamber Ensemble (The Tolmen Centre, Constantine, Cornwall, Sunday 20th May, 7.30pm, full info here) It was a particular privilege to be asked to write bothContinue reading “Two premieres in May”

“Atomic Fragments” performance Wednesday 21st March

I am delighted that Atomic Fragments for Violin and Piano will be given its second performance in the Guildhall New Music Society concert on Wednesday 21st March, with Gwyneth Nelmes on violin and myself on piano. The concert starts at 8pm in the Silk Street Music Hall and features a range of brand new pieces written byContinue reading ““Atomic Fragments” performance Wednesday 21st March”

“Atomic Fragments” Premiere on 31st January

As part of my work at City of London School for Girls, I have written Atomic Fragments. This set of 7 tiny pieces will be premiered by Leili, one of the students there, accompanied by Alexander Soares, at St Giles’ Cripplegate at 1.15pm on Wednesday 31st January. This is part of a concert of contemporary music organisedContinue reading ““Atomic Fragments” Premiere on 31st January”

“Evening Proverb” recording now online

A recording of my choral piece Evening Proverb, made by the Chapel Choir of Eton College conducted by Tim Johnson, is now available to listen to online at soundcloud.com/jonathanwoolgar. The recording was made for the choir’s recent CD, Audi filia et vide, during my time as Composer in Residence at the college. It was a joyContinue reading ““Evening Proverb” recording now online”

“Imaginary Lover” video now online

The world premiere of my piece Imaginary Lover, given by tenor Berj Karazian and pianist Arpine Kalinina, is now available to view online. The piece was written as part of a project with the British Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia and premiered at the Komitas Museum-Institute on 22nd September 2017. More information about the project can beContinue reading ““Imaginary Lover” video now online”

Two Pianos Premiere on Friday

My new piece 3 Studies for 2 Pianos will be premiered on Friday 22nd September at Milton Court in London (details here). The piece was written as part of a project at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where I have just begun my PhD studies, and will be performed by Riho Akagi and Konstantinos Korkodelios.Continue reading “Two Pianos Premiere on Friday”

World Premiere in Armenia

Next week, I am visiting Armenia for the world premiere of my piece Imaginary Lover for Tenor and Piano. This is part of a project organised by Armenian composer Arpine Kalinina and the British Embassy in Yerevan to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between Britain and Armenia. The concert, on 22nd September, will also feature myContinue reading “World Premiere in Armenia”