I recently conducted several choral pieces by the composer Stef Conner for her forthcoming release on the Delphian label, a combination of ‘beautiful new music with very old words, for voices and lyre; a medieval-meets-modern choral concept album’. The music is unique, compelling and superbly crafted; you can read more about it here.
The album is due for release this winter.
I have been paired with the Sussex Folk Orchestra for the 2019-20 Adopt a Composer Scheme, giving us the opportunity to collaborate on a new work which may then be recorded for BBC Radio 3. You can read more about the scheme and about the selected composers here.
Over the past few months I’ve been working as a repetiteur for English National Opera’s Baylis scheme. Here’s a picture from an Opera Squad Takeover Day in a London school. We also spent a week in Liverpool.
My first booking as a miming musician involved jamming along to ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ by the El Michels Affair for a Wimbledon tennis broadcast. Here’s a mood board made by artist and photographer Kate Raw!
The Animato Kwartet gave the premiere of my new string quartet in Amsterdam on January 9th. You can watch a video of the performance here.
Orkest de ereprijs will be performing my new “Circus” for large amplified ensemble both at Gaudeamus Muzikeweek and at Festival Dag in de Branding.