Delighted to be attending the Advanced Composition Course at Dartington this July with Nico Muhly and Liam Byrne. My thanks to the Dartington Hall Trust for a bursary to attend.
On Friday, 12th March my piece for solo cello ‘Midwinter’ will be performed by Henry Hargreaves. This was specially written for Henry, who is due to complete his Masters at RAM this Summer. Sadly, still no audience, but the concert will be live streamed starting at 1pm.
Watch the live stream here.
I am delighted to announce that I am the recipient of this years Christopher Brooks Composition Prize. I will be writing for Ensemble 10/10 and working with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra over the coming year.
My very first concert was at the RLPO at age 7 and was my start into music.
Growing up in Southport, this was something I could never have believed possible. I look forward to this amazing opportunity.
Excited to have been commissioned to write for project Kaleidoscope with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester, Frankfurt to be performed in April 2021, conducted by Howard Griffiths.
more news to follow.
I’m thrilled to have been selected as winner of the ERSO Emerging Composers’ competition.
I learned so much from the workshop last Sunday and hope my fanfare embodies the spirit of this dynamic orchestra. My thanks to the orchestra members for their really helpful feedback, to Christopher Stark for his inspirational conducting and to Emma-Ruth Richards who will now be mentoring me in the coming year. Congrats too to the four other composers, all with excellent pieces.
This is an amazing opportunity. I will be writing for Soloist and Orchestra for the 90th Birthday celebration concert at the Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music, next February.
After an amazing afternoon on Sunday’s Final Workshop for the ERSO Emerging Composers’ competition, we had a really tough choice to make in selecting a winner. Our fab five finalists were selected from a really impressive set of candidates and the workshop showed why these five earned their places in the final. Each composer had a totally unique approach to creating a Birthday Fanfare for Ernest Read – but the thing that united them was talent! After much deliberation, we are delighted to announce that talented young composition student Alexander Papp is our winner.
Excited to announce that I am a finalist in the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra Fanfare Competition.
The workshop of finalists fanfares will on Sunday March 15th at Camden Girls School.
More information is available on their Facebook page.
A big thank you to the Campanella Orchestra and to its Conductor Sam Scheer for an amazing premiere of ‘A Night of Dreams‘ at St. James Church, Paddington.
I hope to be able to post the recording soon.
In July I will be working with the Cardiff based Ignite Orchestra as an associate composer writing the ‘Ignite Overture‘ to be performed at Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD on the 17th July.
More details nearer the date.
My orchestral piece A Night of Dreams will be premiered by the Campanella Orchestra on the 1st February at St. James Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington.
This is by far my most ambitious work to date at 13 mins and this fantastic young orchestra of students from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music and NYO Alumna will really raise the roof.
It is a great programme conducted by Sam Scheer and lead by Harry Kneeshaw. Please lend us your support.
Toby White (cello) and Marina Staneva (piano) will be performing Evolve at a Coffee Concert at the Town Hall on Friday 06 December 2019.
Tickets are available here.
Had an amazing year with NYO. My thanks to everyone who has worked with me this year, especially Larry Goves, Matthew Sargeant, Karin Hendrickson, for conducting my piece, and the other composers and musicians. Thanks too to all the behind the scenes staff who work so hard to make this happen and to the funders.
Composers out there should apply to NYO and NYO inspire – an unforgettable experience!
Have a listen to my orchestral piece Conflicted Dreams written on this residency and conducted by Karin Hendrickson.
At the opening of the Blue Charter event, a project of ocean regeneration of CHOGM, The Commonwealth.
My Wind Quintet will be performed at Wigmore Hall on 26th June by members of the Purcell School.
Tickets are available from the Wigmore Hall Box Office.