Lully Loops with Daniel Hope

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023

Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra bring my brand new violin concerto Lully Loops to life this autumn, with performances in Germany throughout September and at the Tonhalle in Zurich on October 3rd. Full Details

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Cut the Rug in Germany and Poland

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2023

Avi Avital's fantastic new ensemble 'Between Worlds' comes to Germany and Poland this month, with performances in the Berlin Boulez Saal, Warsaw Filharmonia and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The concerts include Cut The Rug (newly revised for a slightly more conventional ensemble than the original silk road line up, but still highly colourful!) - and something I absolutely can't wait for - a new version of the 3rd movement 'Move The Earth' featuring the incredible Georgian choir 'Rustavi'. It's going to be spectacular. I'll be there for the first two performances, hope to see you there!

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Peacock Pavane in London

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

After pandemic and injury delays, the long overdue world premiere of The Peacock Pavane starring guitarist Milos and the LPO is scheduled for 13th Jan 2023, Get Tickets Here.

There will be a second performance in Eastbourne on the 15th Tickets here.

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New Production of Firework Maker's Daughter

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2022

I'm delighted there's a new production of The Firework Maker's Daughter coming to the UK this month, with performances at the stunning Minack Theatre in Cornwall and at Prideaux Place in Padstow.

I'm heading down for rehearsals in a couple of days, and so far my only sighting, of Hamlet the counter-tenor singing elephant looks very encouragingly hilarious!

My old friends at Tete a Tete have teamed up with Kevos and Minack to put this on, so happy to give the opera a new lease of life. Tickets and more info here

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Hands Together

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022

I've just finished a new piece for solo guitar - my first. It's called Hands Together and was written for and commissioned by leading Polish guitarist Lukasz Kuropaczewski.

Performances will happen throughout Europe this coming season. Check my calendar page for more details as they come in.

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Bells in Wells

Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Here's a link to details of my latest piece 'Bells' commissioned by Wells Cathedral. It's an anthem written for the Cathedral choir and organ, a setting of 17th century poet, Thomas Traherne

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Peacocks in London

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021

UPDATE: Sadly this concert was postponed due to injury. Stay tuned for rescheduled performance!

My new piece The Peacock Pavane was supposed to have had its premiere on Feb 14th in the Festival Hall. The LPO commissioned the piece for guitarist Milos and orchestra. Events took a different turn of course, but I'm delighted that they are premiering the piece after all for broadcast online later in March. I'll post the link here and on my social media.

The piece is a kind of response to the past year, it's a tender 'waiting' kind of piece, capturing some of those feelings we've all felt over the past year as we wait for the moment we can happily reunite with our friends and family.

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Nothing (Intet) in Copenhagen

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

Due to lockdown and general Corona restrictions I'm desperately sad not to be able to attend the premiere of the new production of my opera Nothing in Copenhagen's Royal Danish Opera. There is some talk of a stream which I will post details of on my twitter feed, so follow me there!

The production shots look amazing:

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The Art of the Mandolin

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020

Avi Avital's new album 'The Art of the Mandolin' features my three movement work 'Death is a Friend of Ours' written for the amazing combination of mandolin, guitar, harp, harpsichord and theorbo. As the comments and reviews have so far have never failed to mention - 'despite its title', it's a rather joyful and uplifting work. The piece really evokes a joy of living and for me you can only truly sense this joy if you are aware of how short-lived it is. Death isn't something we should be scared of or hide from, it's simply a part of life.

Listen to the album on your favourite service here

You can also watch the vlog I made in Hamburg of the premiere of this piece

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New Fanfarron video

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2020

As part of my recent video collaboration with Jeremy Blake from Red Means Recording I was lucky enough to get a performance of my short concert opener Fanfarron by Orchestra of the Swan, conducted by Jason Lai. Please enjoy.

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