The Radio Filharmonisch Orkest will give the Dutch premiere of Sonnet Machine in a concert at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in June as part of the Holland Festival. The concert will be conducted by Martyn Brabbins, and will focus on the music of George Benjamin (his own Sometime Voices, Dance Figures and his arrangement of Bach's Canon & Fugue from the Art of Fugue), and will also...

BBC Radio 3's 'Hear and Now' broadcast a recording of Psappha performing Two Games and a Nocturne at Manchester's New Music North West Festival from November. Also in the broadcast are orchestral pieces by Laura Bowler, Larry Goves, Daniel Kidane, Mario Duarte and Grace-Evangeline Mason, and Psappha performing David Horne's Resonating Instruments. You can listen to the recording worldwide on iPlayer for 30 days:[vc_row][vc_column width='3/12'][/vc_column][vc_column width='6/12'] [image_with_text_over width='one_half' image='https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/640x360/p05nqvn1.jpg' title='Hear and...

The London Sinfonietta are 50 years old in 2018, having given their first concert on January 24 1968. They're celebrating this anniversary with a concert at the Royal Festival Hall featuring Harrison Birtwistle's The Message, Stravinsky's Octet, Ligeti's Chamber Concerto, a new work by Samantha Fernando and Hans Abrahamsen's Left, alone.  The concert will end with a set of 14 concertante variations on a Purcell Hornpipe, by 14 different...

I'm delighted to have been appointed Visiting Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts at Trinity College Cambridge. The two-year post allows an artist to pursue their creative work and play a part in the life of the college. Previous composers who have held the post include Judith Weir, Philip Grange, Thomas Adès and Richard Causton. I'm also giving a talk about my...

Over this coming year, I'll be the composition mentor for the talented young composers on the Britten Sinfonia Academy's 'Composer Lab', and will also be writing a piece for the (equally talented!) academy players to perform – a set of orchestrations of keyboard works by Schumann from his 6 Études In Kanonischer Form Op. 56 and his 7 Klavierstücke In Fughettenform Op....

Psappha are playing Two Games and a Nocturne in a concert together with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Manchester's BBC MediaCity on 14 November, as part of the New Music North West Festival. Also in the concert are orchestral pieces by Laura Jayne Bowler, Larry Goves, Mario Duarte and Grace-Evangeline Mason, and Psappha play David Horne's Resonating Instruments. The concert will be recorded for...