12/07/2019 | Bloomsbury Mornings: New blog post written for the Royal Philharmonic Society Website.
Here you can read my latest blog post written for the Royal Philharmonic Society about my composing process and notes on my new string quartet Six Movements, which received its première by the Bloomsbury Quartet on 17th July 2019 at the Wigmore Hall.
10/07/2019 | Cheltenham Music Festival.
As part of the Cheltenham Music Festival's Composium day 2019, my new Piano Quartet received its première by Tom Poster's Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective at the Pitville Pump Room.
02/04/2019 | Blog post written for the Royal Philharmonic Society Website.
Here you can read my blog post written for the Royal Philharmonic Society about my time so far as the 2018/19 Rosie Johnson Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer. I'm very excited for the world première at the Wigmore Hall in July by the fabulous Bloomsbury Quartet.
2018-2019 | 2018/19 Rosie Johnson Royal Philharmonic Society Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer.
For 2018-19, I am the Royal Philharmonic Society Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer. As part of this, I will observe, take part in and collaborate on projects led by Wigmore Hall's thriving Learning Department, and receive tailored development support from the RPS, as well as mentorship from Wigmore Hall's Composer in Residence, Helen Grime. My apprenticeship will culminate in the world première of my RPS Composition Prize commission, a new string quartet, performed by the fantastic Bloomsbury Quartet at the Wigmore Hall on 17th July next year, for more details, see links below:
> Royal Philharmonic Society Press Release
28/05/2019 | Borough New Music: George Fu. Solo piano work 'Preludes', received its second performance by pianist George Fu, as part of the Borough New Music Series 16, St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, Southwark London.
01/10/2018 | Remembering the Great War. Saxophone duet ‘Somewhere Among the Clouds Above’ marked the opening an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, in the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham. For more information about this event, click here.
09/05/2018 | Listen Pony Commission. Solo piano work 'Preludes', performed in ‘Listen Pony #16: George Fu + La Vaghezza’ tour. 3 performances:
08/05/Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester; and
09/05/The Playground Theatre, London.
03/05/2018 | Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. New large chamber work ‘Three Movements’ for performance and workshop at the CBSO Centre, Birmingham.
28/04/2018 | Sound Agendas Conference, University of Sheffield. Presenting new paper: ‘Constructing Tonalities: fluid orientations and how choices in tonality and style relate to expressive possibilities in contemporary composition and its craft', University of Sheffield Department of Music, Sheffield.
22/02/2018 | Ligeti Quartet Workshop/Masterclass. Work for String Quartet ‘All Things’, performed in a Masterclass with the Ligeti Quartet, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham.
17/02/2018 | CrossCurrents Festival 2018. Work for Sinfonietta ‘A Dancer Ready to Dance’, premièred by the NME Ensemble at the University of Birmingham as part of CrossCurrents New Music Festival ’18, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham. Conducted by Daniele Rosina.
01/10/2017 | Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music Journal. Graphic score ‘SONG-PEACE-WAR-SINS-INDUSTRY- DISCONTENT-FAME-OBSCURITY’ published by Birmingham City University in print & online October 2017, ISSN 2513-8537, Birmingham.
27/05/2017 | London Symphony Orchestra SoundHub Concert. Chamber work ‘October Tune’, premièred by the LSO Chamber Ensemble, LSO St Luke’s in the Jerwood Hall, London.
02/05/2017 | Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Large chamber work ‘Ekphrasis’, performance and workshop at the Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham.
26/04/2017 | William Howard’s Love Songs Project. One of three composers selected from 374 applications worldwide by pianist William Howard of the Schubert Ensemble for premiere of solo piano work ‘Saudade’, Hoxton Hall, London.
18/02/2017 | Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Composer’s Day. Selected to have chamber piece ‘October Tune', workshopped by Kokoro Ensemble, under the guidance of Turnage, Lighthouse Concert Hall, Bournemouth.
20/01/2017 | Psappha Composing Scheme. Working with and writing a new solo piano work ‘Foil’, for Pianist Benjamin Powell, filmed and sound-recorded by Psappha at St Michael’s, Manchester.
01/04/2018 | Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (Ad Alta). Graphic score setting of Shakespeare’s 'When Icicles Hang' for solo voice, as part of their Shakespeare400 special. Published in print & online, Spring 2017, ISSN 1756-4670.
11/03/2016 | London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik Scheme. Première of ‘Flux’ for orchestra, as part of the 2015-16 Panufnik Scheme. Conducted by François-Xavier Roth, LSO St Luke’s, London.
18/11/2016 | London New Wind Festival. London premiere of trio ‘By Dreams’ at Regent Hall. Directed by Catherine Pluygers, Regent Hall, Oxford Street, London.
26/10/2016 | Finnisy at 70: Masterclass. Violin & Piano work ‘Rhapsody’ workshopped and performed by Darragh Morgan & Mary Dullea, under the guidance of Michael Finnissy, Windsor Building, Royal Holloway, London.
01/09/2016 | Emergence Journal. My paper 'Alfred Schnittke's polystylism as a technique of compositional construction in the music of John Zorn', was published by Southampton University in their research journal 'Emergence' ISSN: 2041-8248. Published in print & online: September 2016.
12/02/2016 | HERMESensemble. Première of chamber work ‘By Dreams’, as part of Birmingham’s CrossCurrents New Music Festival ’16, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham.
11/08/2015 | Inventions. Première of ‘Suite for Flautist and Cellist’ by Simone Maurer (Flute) & Axel de Jenlis (Cello), Robinson Chapel, Cambridge.
20/07/2015 | King’s Lynn Festival. Première of ‘Freundschaftsbeziehungen’ for Violin & Piano, performed by Soh-Yon Kim & Maksim Stsura, Town Hall, King’s Lynn.
07/02/2015 | The Britten Sinfonia. Première and workshop of ‘Break’ for cello and chamber ensemble, under the guidance of Judith Weir, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.