Having taken August off to get married and move house, I am now settled in Lincoln and am looking for work, both playing and teaching. Please do get in touch if you’re interested in booking a percussionist, or wanting to learn the piano or marimba!
May & June 2016
I was lucky enough to be invited to form part of the small orchestra performing every night from 26 May to 30 June for the York Mystery Plays 2016. I took two nights off to play one of the six solo percussion parts in the two piano and percussion arrangement of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with York Musical Society on Saturday 11 June. A busy month in all, but exciting opportunities all around.
In April I was involved with Aspect Opera’s production of The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten. Having already done a Britten Opera before (Albert Herring, University of York Music Department, 7 May 2014), I returned to a familiar array of percussion instruments for three shows.
My work this month includes performing in the Chamber Orchestra for the University of York Symphony Orchestra and University Choir concert of Britten’s War Requiem, 17th June 2015.
Review of PercusSing concert on May 1 2015 as part of the York Spring Festival of New Music: http://unknownmagazine.co.uk/ysfnm-2015-percussing-2/
In the lead up to the York Spring Festival of New Music, I’ve written a blogpost about my interest in theatricality in percussion performance and my work with composer Morag Galloway on her new solo marimba piece graceful/full of grace. See the full post here: https://yorkspringfestival.wordpress.com/
Myself and Ana will also now performing a lunchtime concert as part of the Late Music series. Our concert will be on July 4th 2015, at St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York. We’ve been in contact with many of our composers and are starting to receive the parts for the pieces. Things are moving forward fast now we are into the new year. Follow us on Twitter to keep up with our news. @
See details here: http://www.latemusic.org/
I have recently teamed up with soprano Ana Beard Fernández and we have a performance lined up in May 2015 in the York Spring Festival of New Music, premiering new works commissioned for the occasion. Although newly formed, we have exciting plans, so watch this space.