Dryad dyad

The exciting Portuguese Dryads Duo (named after Szymanowski’s ‘Dryads et Pan’) will be playing my ‘Cortège?’ at Music & Wine at St Luke’s on Friday 21st June, plus works by Prokofiev and Frank Bridge....

‘At Two’

In their extraordinarily wide-ranging new CD of music for two violas, Peter Mallinson and Matthias Wiesner include works by Bach, Benda, Bridge, Dowland, Schubert, Tertis and Vitali. Arrangers include Lionel Tertis himself and Vadim Borisovsky. My own (very...

Future tense

It is very exciting that three of my pieces are being played by students of the Royal College of Music in their final recitals this year: ‘Urizen’ (viola), ‘Variations’ (piano) and ‘Grounds’ (oboe).

Winds (and strings) in May

On 11th May at St Michael and All Angels in Brighton, at 7.30 pm Ellie Blackshaw (violin) and David Elwin (piano) are playing my ‘Cortege?’ in a concert including Beethoven, Rebecca Clarke and Frank Bridge. On 30th May at St Anne’s, Lewes, at 1.00 pm Klio Blonz of the...

Antique Romance?

Just finished the tricky process of rewriting my ‘Romantique’, first performed in 2018 with piano, now in a version for the more usual grouping of flute, viola and harp.

The Dong and the Stranger

This month, my new setting of Edward Lear’s ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose’ for voice and solo clarinet will be recorded for a forthcoming CD of my music which includes clarinet. Other pieces will include my Clarinet Concerto, Clarinet Sonata, and...