Very happy and proud to announce that myself and my duo partner Kristjan Kannukene won the Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition yesterday!
You can listen to our improvisation here, which was based on "Orakei Korako", a poem by Andrew Ball.
"This was a real journey...transcending the conventional use of instruments. There was an involving sense of ebb and flow. Highly charged, colourful and striking." - adjudicators' comments, Linda Hurst & Ian Mitchell
Earlier this year I did some session work at Pedigree Cuts, and it's definitely worth a listen! The album has an edgy cinematic rock feel, combined with European folk traditions in the string quartet and virtuosic piano solos.
Photo below taken post recording session, by @chrisbaughphotography
Lewisham Live is an annual festival which supports and encourages the creativity of young musicians. In the lead up to this years events, I have been running composition workshops alongside Sarah Freestone for A-Level music students, and they will have the chance to present their final works at Blackheath Halls!
I would encourage all my young students to come along, especially those who will be potentially choosing music for their GCSEs or A-Level!
Find out more information here.
And tickets for the event here.
Diário de Notícias: Artes Concert at Teatro Baltazar Dias closes 'Sistema' by Paulo Henriques
Jornal da Madeira: Artes por Dentro 'Sistema' to 'open the guts' by Susana de Figueiredo
This summer the NME: New Maker Ensemble will be touring Madeira island, Portugal. Click here for the full programme information! - More Info
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