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Sound Sketches review

Thanks very much to Elena Cobb for pointing out this lovely and very positive review in Music Teacher magazine of my three volumes of Sound Sketches pieces. I wrote these for the early levels of piano study, and they’re gradually getting known more and more. They’re are available through #EVCMusic

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Serenata Notturna – expanded!

Kiertue käynnistetty! And if your Finnish is a little rusty, that means ‘tour launched’ (or so Facebook translate tells me). Yesterday, for the first time, the combined forces of the Avonia Music Institute guitar and string orchestras gave a performance of my Serenata Notturna. Further dates to follow, including off to Stockholm soon!!

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New recording

I’m delighted to have just received a new CD from Tricahue, a brilliant Chilean ensemble that is based around saxophones and percussion. This recording features music by South American composers as well as my Pájaros del Mar, a piece that they’ve been playing for a long time. I’m very grateful to these performers (Alejandro Rivas […]

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A busy December!

I’ve pinched this summary of some December performances from Composers Edition… Guitarists Rody van Gemert and Jose Casallas are joined by flautist Eva Sarkola for concerts in Sweden and Russia that will focus solely on the works of Graham Lynch and Yimy Robles. These will take place at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm […]

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London Guitar Festival premieres

I’m back in Penzance now after a fantastic weekend at the London Guitar Festival. It’s rare that I’d have two premieres on one day but on Saturday lunchtime I had a fantastic performance of ‘Masques’ given by Dimitris Soukaras – he’d really grasped the character and moods of the music and brought the piece to […]

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US premiere of White Book 2

It’s a fair few years since my set of piano pieces ‘White Book 2’ were first performed at Wigmore Hall by Mark Tanner, and now the complete set is finally getting its US premiere thanks to Albert Kim. He’ll perform these at the San Francisco International Piano Festival this Saturday. I am also very fortunate […]

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I’ve joined Composers Edition!

I’m really pleased to be able to say that many of my scores are now available through Composers Edition, with more to follow. This is perfect for me, as it’s a growing company with an international reach, and run by friendly people! Now I no longer have to worry as to whether the shopping cart […]

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Naïvement – Rondeau, first performance

The What Guitar Trio gave the first performance of a new piece (commissioned by the IGF), Naïvement-Rondeau, at the London Guitar Summit on the 20th July. This is yet another work of mine that takes some of its inspiration from the compositions of Couperin.

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London Blues 6 – recording

I’m delighted to have been included in a project that has been instigated by guitar maker Gary Southwell. Some of his guitars are made from 5000 year old(!) fenland black oak, and to showcase these incredible instruments he’s produced a compilation CD featuring a number of different performers – these include the likes of David […]

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Serenata Notturna for guitar orchestra – premiere in Finland

Many thanks to the Avonia Music Institute in Finland for commissioning a work for their guitar orchestra which was premiered at the Turku Conservatory last Saturday. It was a fascinating commission to fulfil because they wanted each of the three movements to explore specific intervals. So I fashioned the melodies of each section from precise […]

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