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 commissioned…

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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 Academy…

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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 both…

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“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 by…

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“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 organised…

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“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 joy…

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