On 29th September we recorded my Clarinet Sonata and ‘In Touch’ trio, with Steve Dummer (clarinet), Ivana Peranic (‘cello) and Yoko Ono (piano). The venue was the huge St Bartholomew in Brighton and, to get balance between the instruments, the clarinet and ‘cello needed to be lofted. They came down safely and the CD of all my music for clarinet will be released on 29th November by Claudio records.
On September 25th, violinist Siân Philipps who recorded my ‘Cortège?’ on her CD ‘Homage à Lorca’, will be performing ‘Looking Back’ for violin and piano which I wrote for her and which she premiered at Blackheath Concert Halls last year. The concert is entitled ‘Outsiders: Being on the Edge’ and includes rarely-heard pieces by Egon Wellesz and Grace Williams as well as an early sonata by Mendelssohn.
The concert is at 1.00 pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Brighton
On 17th September, wonderful flautist Klio Blonz will be playing my ‘Disturbed Nights’ (originally for oboe) at the Hurst Festival.
It was written for artist/musician Emily Bakker who drew this mildly disturbing picture while babysitting one of our children … hence the title!
This is Klio Blonz’s second performance of the piece.
My Sonata Serenata for flute and piano having just had a wonderful performance at The Presteigne Festival by Katherine Bryan and Tom Poster gets another outing at St Martin in the Fields lunchtime concert on 3rd September with Emma Halnan and Daniel King Smith. Emma was woodwind category winner in the BBC Young Musicians 2010. See full details on the St Martins’ website.
On Saturday 24th August Michiko Shimanuki will include my ‘Lost in Translation’ in her recital at St James’s Church Bushey Saturday Recital Series
John Hawkins studied composition with Malcolm Williamson and Elisabeth Lutyens. He has written a wide range of chamber, vocal, choral and orchestral pieces, which have been performed worldwide.