"The Swan" in USA and Sextet in York



"The Swan" for baritone and piano was performed by Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan on April 19th, at Auburn University, Alabama. Williams will record 'The Swan', in its instrumental version, later this year.

On May 4th, Sextet 'Fasach, a Wild Garden' will be performed by Alex Wilson and Dr K ensemble. The concert is at 7.30pm, St Saviourgate Chapel, York, in the Late Music Concert Series.

Piano trio performance March 8th 2019

The Albany Piano trio gave a beautiful performance of my piano trio, in the Stoller Hall at Chetham's in Manchester, on International Women's Day 2019. It marked the end of a very busy week for me: a masterclass with young women composers at Manchester University, on Monday March 4th; BBCRadio 3 on Tuesday 5th (BBCSO Afternoon concert) and Wednesday 6th (In Tune) and a presentation and panel discussion at Chetham's on Thursday 7th.

The Crimson Bird BBCRadio 3 broadcast today, March 5th

March 5th 2019 at 3.35: BBC Radio 3 broadcast The Crimson Bird,' BBCSO conductor Ilan Volkov with soprano soloist Rachel Nicholls. Text: John Fuller.

PRSF Composers' Fund award for orchestral album on NMC

PRSF have made me a grant from the Composers' Fund, for an NMC album of four major orchestral works. The CD will appear in 2020.

'Threnody' broadcast BBCPhil/Rundell

'Threnody', for large symphony orchestra, was broadcast on BBC Radio3 on Monday January 28th, in 'Afternoon Concert'. The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Clark Rundell. It will be available on iplayer for a month.

'Isobirthday' for flute and clarinet

'Isobirthday' for flute and clarinet has two performances this winter:  19th January 2019, St Peter's Church Burnley, played by Emily Wilson's ensemble Salford Keys, and February 7th 2019 in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, played by Concorde, director Jane O Leary.

Prelude for solo violin - concert recording



Peter Sheppard Skaerved gave a superb performance of 'Prelude after Grinling Gibbons' on Friday November 26th 2018.  The concert was in St Stephen Walbrook, London, a marvellous Wren church.
Here is a link to a recording:

https://wp.me/pH1iH-6zJ

Music for oboe



My oboe music, solo and chamber, is featured this month on the New Oboe Music Project website:

http://newoboemusic.org/nicola-lefanu/

Prelude for solo violin, 23rd November /new choral pieces 21st November

Peter Sheppard Skaerved will play my 'Prelude after Grinling Gibbons' for solo violin, at St Stephen Walbrook, London EC4N 4, at 6pm on Friday November 23rd. He gave a brilliant performance of it at Fairfax House in York, on October 30th.

At RNCM, Manchester, 7.45pm on Wednesday November 21st, 'These Days - the Manchester Peace Song Cycle' includes several short pieces I have written for the Hallé training choir and a local primary school. This is part of a project of Caroline Clegg's, site-specific to Heaton Park, where it will first be staged on Sunday November 18th.

Premiere - Prelude for solo violin

'Prelude after Grinling Gibbons', for solo violin, will be premiered by its dedicatee, Peter Sheppard Skaerved, at Fairfax House in York on October 30th, 2018. The Prelude is based on the carving 'King David performing a motet of Orlando di Lassus', which is in Fairfax House. Grinling Gibbons carved it as a young man in York, before he had become King Charles' 'Master Carver'.

The salon concert begin at 7pm.