I'm thrilled to have been commissioned to write an orchestral piece to open the First Night of the 2017 BBC Proms. Edward Gardner will conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of 'St. John's Dance' at London's Royal Albert Hall on the 14 July. The concert also features Igor Levit playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 and John Adams'...

I'm honoured to have been commissioned by the Hepner Foundation to write a piece for the Arditti Quartet, to be performed at a special concert in memory of Leo Hepner. Leo was a German chemical engineer/biotechnologist and amateur violist. He formed the Hepner Foundation to support contemporary music in the UK and Europe, and together with his wife Regina Hepner-Neupert set...

Psappha will give the world premiere of Two Games and a Nocturne at Manchester's St Michael's on Thursday 16 February. They commissioned the piece – scored for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin & cello – for their 25th Anniversary season. Also in the concert are premieres by Gordon McPherson and Emily Hall, Joe Duddell's Nightswimming, Kaija Saariaho's Light & Matter...

Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea will perform Limp at a lunchtime concert at Manchester's Cosmo Rodewald Hall on Thursday 20th October, alongside Camden Reeves' Gorgon's Head and Schumann's Violin Sonata Op. 105. Also scheduled for a Manchester performance – I've also just finished Two Games and a Nocturne for Psappha, who will give the world premiere at St Michael's in February. [vc_row css_animation=""...

The London Sinfonietta are giving the world premiere of 'Spirit of the Staircase' for 15 players on the 1 June in London, under the baton of Martyn Brabbins. The concert, at London's St John's Smith Square, is programmed around the world premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's Five Lessons in a Frame, and also features Francisco Coll's Liquid Symmetries and Tansy Davies'...

I have been awarded a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship from Aldeburgh Music to develop an opera with the wonderful playwright Alice Birch. Aldeburgh will provide support over the next two years as we develop our piece, including through bursaries, workshops, mentoring and showcases. I'm incredibly excited to start work on this project with such an exciting writer – more details of...