Orchestra of the Swan commission & Piano Trio in the UK

I have been commissioned by the Bangor New Music Festival to write a chamber orchestra piece for the Orchestra of the Swan conducted by their director David Curtis. The piece will celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, and will be performed during the festival on 14 March 2014 alongside a new violin concerto by Guto Puw and pieces by Peter Maxwell Davies, Huw Watkins and Tansy Davies.

Also in early 2014, my Piano Trio “The Chronophage” will receive its UK premiere on the 27th February 2014 in the capable hands of the Fidelio Trio (Mary Dullea, Robin Michael & Darragh Morgan), at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts. The piece was originally premiered by the Third Angle Ensemble in Portland, Oregon last year after it won their New Ideas in Music Competition. Also in the concert are trios by Schumann, Graham Fitkin and Ravel.