An exciting start to 2019: the Animato Kwartet will give the premiere peformance of a new string quartet, “…in place of monsters” in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The concert begins at 20.15.
The Netherlands-based Animato Kwartet has given numerous performances of my First String Quartet “Katabasis”, after premiering the work this summer at the NJO Muzikzomer festival. Most recently they performed it during the finals of the Storioni Toonzaal chamber music contest.
I’m pleased to report a productive six week residency at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA, where I worked on a number of new pieces including a new string quartet and various piano pieces. Here I am in the Sprague-Smith studio.
‘Full of crazy rhythms, shakes and shimmies redolent of 1920s’ jazz updated by Mark-Anthony Turnage, a selection of vaudeville characters for the ears, before becoming ghostly, a reminiscence of the night before…’
Sinful Sinfonies, along with new works by Sergio Cote, Paulina Zalubska, and Peter Longworth, was premiered on 10th June by members of the LPO and the Foyle Future Firsts. Read the review from Classical Source here
Pleased to report I won second prize at the 21st International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn, Netherlands! The prize is a commission from the Dutch National Youth Orchestra (NJO) Summer Academy 2016.
[photos: Marije van den Berg]