Lancashire Sinfonietta Residency

Lancashire SinfoniettaI have been appointed as ‘Young Composer-in-Residence’ for the Lancashire Sinfonietta‘s 2011/12 season, having won their Christopher Brooks Memorial Prize 2011. The residency will involve me working on education projects in the region, writing some chamber music, and culminating in the premiere of a commission for the full orchestra.

The concert featuring my piece will be held at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts on the 22nd March 2012, directed by Andrew Watkinson (leader of the marvellous Endellion Quartet). The concert will also see guitarist Xuefei Yang trailing her new disc on EMI with performances of Bach and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, and a performance of Mozart’s 40th Symphony. Tickets can be booked here.

I take over from fellow University of Manchester graduate Duncan Ward, whose piece for the ensemble, Greenhurst Way, can be seen as a video on Vimeo.