Over the Autumn, I ran an online Longcommon Chamber Music Course, with a clarinet Masterclass with Maximiliano Martin. We all had a lot of fun, and made a lovely online concert for the end of the course.
I also spent some time with the Bass Club of Great Britain Virtual Junior Course, which was run by Caroline Emery.
I had been asked to write a little piece, and I am delighted to share the results here.
this is a link to the recordings that I put together from the participants recordings.
I have also just finished editing a recording of the Symphonic Wind Orchestra from the Royal College of Music Junior Department. I was very lucky to have Jonny Ainscough edit and mix this recording with me. we recorded the 3rd movement of the First Suite in Eflat by Gustav Holst.
The summer was a busy one, with courses at Aberystwyth Music festival, Longcommon Chamber Music, conducting for NCO and a first Clarinet Chamber Music Course in Majorca!
I have just finished my first exciting term as Head of Woodwind at Wellington College.
I have also had two more pupils gain a place in the NYO, and a former pupil, Matthew Glendenning is currently on trial for three orchestras; RNSO, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and LSO!
My current RCMJD pupil, James Garagnon, will be performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the RCMJD symphony Orchestra on 21st March 2020, as a result of winning the Peter Morrison Concerto Competition.
UNIT had another residency at the Norwich Arts Centre, this time with a Moon landings project, do look it up!
next year is looking exciting too, so do watch this space.
Another Summer flies by, in a whirlwind of courses and concerts!
My Longcommon Wind Course was another fantastic week, with some stunning playing in the concert and a very high standard masterclass with Chris Richards from the LSO.
I coached the clarinet section on National Children’s Orchestra Under 13s, which was, as always a great week, and this time had the added bonus of being held in the beautiful setting of Sedburgh School in Cumbria.
Then on towards Autumn.
In September, The Roman River Music Festival has a world Premiere of my Suite for Wind band, Choir and children’s voices called August 1914, taking poems from the female first world was poet, May Wedderburn Cannan, and setting them to music.
I have also been running a series of Primary school workshops linked the pieces, during which I have set four more or May Wedderburn Cannan’s poems, with music shaped by the pupils themselves.
Looking ahead to the rest of the Autumn, I have the usual courses for Orchestra at City Lit, this time in October -23rd -24th, and again in December -11th-12th.
Also several courses at Benslow Music, including Quintessential Clarinets, with my now regular pianist, Daniel King Smith. – Nov 19th-22nd.
I have also just joined the Braid Ensemble as clarinettist. the group performs the stunning music of composer David Braid, and we have an exciting few months of events coming up including performances in London on 17th Novemeber and many more that I will add soon, or see the website https://braidensemble.com/
UNIT, my collaboration with sound artist Bill Vine is going strong, and we have several performances lined up including a residency at the Norwich Arts Centre in January 22-25th.
Hello, after another busy Summer, including our annual wind music course at Longcommon, Autumn is here and I am looking forward to events coming up:
Benslow Music Quintessential clarinets -Nov 27th – 30th – this time with the wonderful Daniel King Smith on Piano – do sign up if you can as spaces are limited.
I have just been offered the post of clarinet teacher at Channing School in Highgate , London, which I am looking forward to starting in late October.
I am very much looking forward to hearing SCAW play my new work for Bass clarinet and Piano in Sheffield in October, if you can make it along to what will be the official world premiere it would be great to hear from you.
March 13th,Watershed Studio – first of my one day clarinet courses, a mixture of solo tuition, and small ensemble work, with a great cooked lunch included. more details on http://www.watershedstudio.co.uk
two other dates at Watershed 10th July 2017, another clarinet workshop
13th Nov 2017, choir/singing workshop.
April 4th -5th city lit orchestra, Bruch Violin Concerto, and a new work by me.
8th-11th May Quintessential clarinets course Benslow Music.
May 27-28th Clarinet Playing Weekend, Watershed Studio, St Osyth
email email@example.com for more info.
I have been commissioned by Andrew Hunt for the second time. This time to write a work for wind quintet and bass clarinet, which will receive it’s premiere on 6th May in London.