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Performance of Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.14 no.1 on Thursday 5th October

I will be performing Beethoven’s charming early piano sonata in E major, Op.14 no.1 in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University on Thursday 5th October at 13.10. In the same concert the Quatuor Danel will play Beethoven’s arrangement of the very same piece in F major – did Beethoven originally conceive this for string quartet? The Quatuor Danel just happen to be one of the best string quartets in the world – so no pressure on my performance then! It’s free of charge, so you can just turn up.


Premiere of ‘Refugees Welcome ♥’ in Manchester, 16th November, with Ebonit Saxophone Quartet

I am currently working on a new work for the Ebonit Saxophone Quartet, to be premiered in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester on 16th November 2017, as part of the New Music North West Festival.

Plans are afoot for a joint CD of music for the Ebonit Quartet by Kevin Malone and myself. This will include Refugees Welcome and Iapetus Suture, and will be available through Divine Art / Métier.


Psappha perform ‘Wonderland’ on 17 November 2017

I’m very grateful to Psappha for including Wonderland (for 7 instrumentalists, 2015) in their programme for their concert on 17 November 2017 (7.30pm) at Psappha St Michaels, 36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DG. This concert is part of the New Music North West Festival. The concert also includes works by Mark Anthony Turnage, Brian Elias and Philip Cashian, and will be conducted by Nicholas Kok. Tickets available here at Psappha’s website.


Premiere of Kinderszenen for solo piano, 8 August 2017

I was delighted to perform the world premiere of my new piano piece, Kinderszenen on 8th August 2017 in l’Eglise Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens at Cissé, in the Poitou region of France. This performance was included in the Concerts en nos Villages series, which runs alongside the ARAM-Poitou Summer Academy in late July / early August, during which I also performed works by Schubert, Beethoven, Fauré, George Crumb and Morton Feldman.

I’ve now uploaded a recording of the premiere onto Soundcloud, which you can listen to.

I was also very happy to be teaching on the Composition Masterclass at ARAM-Poitou alongside Peter Swinnen from 5th-12th August.


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