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New commission for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

I am very pleased to say that I have been commissioned to write a brand new orchestral piece for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s season launch concert on 22nd September 2022, conducted by the wonderful Ryan Wigglesworth at City Halls, Glasgow. The piece will be premiered alongside Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi and the complete Ravel…

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LSO public workshop of Symphonic Message: “Wach auf!”

The London Symphony Orchestra will rehearse my piece Symphonic Message: “Wach auf!” as part of a public workshop at LSO St Luke’s on 31st March. The piece was commissioned through the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme and will receive its world premiere at the Barbican during the 22-23 season. The workshop also features seven new pieces…

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“Song-Messages” in Glasgow

I’m so excited that soprano Héloïse Werner and pianist Natalie Burch will be performing my Song-Messages as part of a lunchtime recital at Glasgow University on Thursday 3rd February (more info here). The piece was commissioned by Héloïse and initially toured around the UK by her and Natalie in late 2019. You can get more…

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Premiere of “Message-Fragments in Honour of Giles Swayne” on 1st February

The brilliant violinist José Cabrita Matias will premiere my new piece, Message-Fragments in Honour of Giles Swayne, in the Angela Burgess Recital Hall of the Royal Academy of Music in a lunchtime concert on Tuesday 1st February (more info here). The 12-minute piece was commissioned as part of the 200 Pieces project celebrating the 200th…

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Coming up in 2022…

Happy new year! I’m fortunate to have lots of exciting things coming up in 2022, including the world premiere of Message-Fragments in Honour of Giles Swayne for solo violin and further performances of Song-Messages by its dedicatee Héloïse Werner. There will also be a public workshop of my London Symphony Orchestra commission Symphonic Message: “Wach…

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Doctorate awarded by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

I’m thrilled to say that I have been awarded a PhD in Composition from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the result of nearly four years of work. It’s been a transformative experience, and I’m hugely grateful to my supervisors Julian Anderson and Paul Newland, as well as those who commissioned and performed my…

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