Elanée Ensemble Arts Tasmania Premiere Jo St. Leon, viola Stuart Thomson, double bass The Collegiate Institute Two works by Tasmanian composers received their premiere performances at this concert. The Elanée Ensemble is certainly to be commended for commissioning these and other new compositions over the last 2 years. Angus Davison has just completed his first year of study at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. He has already a considerable body of work to his credit. “Triptych” consists of three short
My song “Moonflower”, which was written in 2011 for the “Concert for Queensland” has recently received it’s UK premiere at a recital given by Michael Lampard for the Ivor Gurney society at the Gloucester Cathedral. Michael, together with UK pianist Christopher Boodle, gave the performance in a program that included works by Ivor Gurney and Ian Venables. A huge thanks to Michael for taking my music with him on this exciting trip to the UK! For more information on Ivor
I’ve just recently finished work on a “Little Suite for Strings” which was commissioned by Grant Bewick for his Derwent Strings. It is a simple work in six movments for chamber strings that collects together six melodies of distinct character into an expression of pathos, fun, melancholy, tenderness and excitement. I look forward to the premiere coming up a bit later on in 2012!