Two Workshops in a Week

I will be workshopping my Suite, consisting of themes from the opera Bou6, with the Kreutzer Quartet. It will be an interesting way to experience the same ideas again but transformed into a different medium.

Date: 11 February 2020, 14:00-17:00
Venue: Ensemble Room, Faculty of Music, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DB

Just a few days after, I will also be workshopping my new orchestral piece Summer—finally completing my ‘four seasons’ Swedish Rhapsody cycle—again with the Oxford Philharmonic! This time it’s at a much more convenient location as well.

Date: 14 February 2020, 12:15-14:00, 15:00-18:00
Venue: Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY
John Traill, conductor

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Conducting masterclass with Peter Stark

I’ve been selected to take part in a conducting masterclass led by renowned conductor and educator Peter Stark. I will be rehearsing George Butterworth’s The Banks of Green Willow with the St Giles Orchestra, under Mr Stark’s guidance, and performing it in concert the same day. One of the participants will even be selected by the orchestra to conduct an overture in a later concert!

Date: 10 March 2019
Masterclass: 11:30–16:30
Concert: 17:00–18:00
Venue: Silk Hall, Radley College
Kennington Road, Radley, Abingdon OX14 2HR

St Giles Orchestra

Workshopping with the BBC Singers!

I’ve been selected to workshop my new choral work, Esclesia, with the BBC Singers. I am incredibly glad to be able to work with a choir of a national standard and recognition. Please join me in London!

Date: 4 March 2019, 10:30-13:30
Venue: BBC Maida Vale Studios, Delaware Road, London W9 2LG

BBC Singers
Grace Rossiter, conductor

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Conducting Humperdinck again

Branching out from my usual composition workshops and performances, I’ve been selected to take part in a conducting workshop led by conductor-composers Dr John Traill and Dr Cayenna Ponchione.

By coincidence, I get to conduct Engelbert Humperdinck’s best known work, the Hansel and Gretel Overture, again, after leading the CUHK Student Orchestra in its annual concert in May 2018. The seminar and workshop also include Richard Strauss’ Don Juan.

Time to dust off my old scores!

Date: 2 March 2019, 9:30–12:30
Venue: Centre for Music, Bayswater Road, Oxford OX3 9FF

Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

Workshopping with the Oxford Phil!

I’ve been selected to workshop my new orchestral work, Dusk in Chiufen, with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to test out ideas, work with and receive feedback from an ensemble of such a high standard. You are most cordially invited.

Date: 22 February 2019, 12:15–14:00; 15:00–18:00
(my piece at ca. 16:45)
Venue: Centre for Music, Bayswater Road, Oxford OX3 9FF

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
John Traill, conductor

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