UYMP is delighted to announce that David Lancaster is now a house composer. David’s music has been performed, recorded and broadcast nationally. As a young composer he gained a BA from the University of York and was the recipient of numerous awards, and his music was performed by the Kronos Quartet, Lontano, Electric Phoenix, Nancy Ruffer, Alexander Baillie and others. After years of working on music for professional repertory theatre productions, David returned in earnest to composing in 2007.
At the first concert of the Series 20/21 cycle of concerts from the National Centre for Music Broadcasting, Drumming Grupo de Percussão premiered Luís Tinoco’s new work Fados Geneticamente Modificados for percussion quartet. This performance has already received wonderful reviews.
His work will be performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble
Thomas Simaku’s recent work, La Leggiadra Lunafor mixed choir a cappella, has been selected by the international jury for performance at the 2019 ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) – World Music Days, which takes place in Estonia from 2nd to 10th May.
UYMP are very pleased to report that on December 16, 2018, Robert Saxton work, Shakespeare Scenes, for solo trumpet and string orchestra, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on ‘Sarah Walker with Scarlatti, Saxton and Sibelius’.