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’.
UYMP is delighted that Robert Saxton’s ‘Piano Music’ Toccata Classics CD has been voted one of the best classical music albums of 2018 by the Sunday Times (9.12.18), in the contemporary music section! We offer very many congratulations to Robert, to pianist Clare Hammond and to Toccata Classics.
UYMP is thrilled that Trevor Wishart has been honoured by BASCA 2018 with the highly prestigious British Composer Award for Innovation. Presented in association with the Music Publishers Association, this award is a Lifetime award for significant contribution to music. We offer Trevor very many congratulations!
UYMP is delighted that James Weeks has been announced as winner of the 2018 BASCA Awards Chamber Ensemble category, for his work Libro di fiammelle e ombre for 6 solo voices. James’ composition was chosen from a distinguished shortlist which included works by James Dillon and the late Oliver Knussen. Libro di fiammelle e ombrewas written to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the EXAUDI ensemble, who gave the premiere at the Wigmore Hall on 1st April 2017, conducted by James Weeks. The work forms part of EXAUDI’s continuing Italian Madrigal Book project and comprises a sequence of 12 very short madrigals which use texts from Arcadelt’s Primo Libro de’ Madrigali (1539).