Video of Klaviertrio im Geiste, Oxford

February 12, 2013

Score and more info here performed by the Phoenix Piano Trio at Oxford Lieder Festival, Holywell Music Room, Oxford, UK. on 20th October 2012. Klaviertrio im Geiste is based on the second movement of Beethoven’s Ghost Trio (Piano Trio No….

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Klaviertrio im Geiste (middle bit)

February 12, 2013

  performed by the Phoenix Piano Trio at Oxford Lieder Festival, Holywell Music Room, Oxford, UK. on 20th October 2012. Klaviertrio im Geiste is based on the second movement of Beethoven’s Ghost Trio (Piano Trio No. 5, Op.70/1). This is…

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BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Klaviertrio im Geiste

June 22, 2011

I’m still buzzing after the BBC Radio 3 interview and broadcast with the Phoenix Piano Trio on In Tune with Sean Rafferty. They talked about and played a movement from my new piece for them, Klaviertrio im Geiste. They played…

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Radio 3 In Tune – Listen again.

June 13, 2011

Phoenix Piano Trio were on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune with Sean Rafferty on Friday afternoon, performing one of the movements, the Scherzo, from my new piano trio.  It was wonderful!  I’m delighted – they played it superbly.  I was…

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Shortlisted for the Presteigne Festival competition

April 16, 2011

I recently found out that one of my solo piano pieces has been shortlisted for the Presteigne Festival Composers’ Competition 2011. I wrote two more piano studies, based on material I used for Klaviertrio im Geiste, and submitted them in February. Alissa Firsova is going to workshop and record the pieces next Tuesday at Birmingham Conservatoire, and then they’ll announce the winner. Fingers crossed.

Once the competition is over I’ll add these Two Studies to my growing collection of piano studies. These two are another study in tremolo, and one in the use of pedals. They’re little ‘crystallisations’ of classical sonata movements (in this case, a scherzo and a rondo)… but without the fluff (particularly in the case of the rondo, which is very sparse). I’ll post up a recording soon and perusal score soon.