19 Nov 2018 @Royal Academy of Music
Liam Byrne spends most of his time playing either very old or very new music on the viol. An obsession with the instrument’s most obscure 16th and 17th-century repertoire is a recurring theme in his work, whether in devising baroque performance installations for the Victoria & Albert Museum. This event features six new pieces composed for Liam.
19 April - 22 April 5 PM 2018 @Leeds College of Music
Keting was commissioned by the festival 2018 this year. Leeds Lieder celebrates the performance and composition of song and of poetry in many languages. Between our annual festivals we hold a lively programme of concerts, talks and educational activities in co-promotions with the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, Leeds College of Music, the University of Leeds and Leeds International Concert Series. Filling the city with song.
March, 12 2018 DJRH @ Royal Academy of Music
Violin and Piano: Michael Foyle and Huw Watkins
Praised for ‘playing of compelling conviction’ (The Daily Telegraph) and ‘full of sparkling detail, with tonal beauty and incisive rhythmic clarity, balancing wit and poetry’ (The Strad), Michael Foyle won The Netherlands Violin Competition 2016.
Honorary Research Fellow Huw Watkins is currently Composer-in-Association with BBC NOW. As an acclaimed pianist he has premiered works by Oliver Knussen, Mark-Anthony Turnage, John Woolrich and Michael Zev Gordon and has performed concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Swan.
February, 22 2018 DJRH @ Royal Academy of Music
Founded in 1997, the ensemble is a collective of 20 musicians dedicated both to new music and to revisiting classic repertoire in fresh and exciting contexts, and involving audiences in compelling, inspirational experiences. This year we are working with a mixed quintet of clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello. http://www.chromaensemble.co.uk/
March, 5 2018 Angela Burgess Recital Hall @ Royal Academy of Music
Historical Performance: Bang Zi for solo recorder
Bangzi was named after a small wooden percussion (similar to woodblock) that was used in many traditional Chinese opera sets; especially Qing Opera, also known as Bangzi Opera. For this piece, I am trying to create an array of characters within one solo recorder player- such as opera singer, player, percussionist. My concept is to blend the recorder’s features with some traditional Chinese elements. More information: Keting talking about her new recorder piece
February, 6 2018 DJRH @ Royal Academy of Music
The Tritium Trio is a London-based ensemble that formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2013 of three new-music dedicated soloists: pianist Joseph Havlat, cellist Lydia Hillerudh and violinist Jernej Albrecht. They are Chamber Music Fellows at the Academy for the 2017/18 academic year.