06 October 2016
'The Crimson Bird', for soprano and orchestra, will be premiered on Friday February 17th 2017 at the Barbican Centre, London. Rachel Nicholls is the soprano soloist, and Ilan Volkov conducts the BBCSO. The text is from John Fuller's poem 'Siege'. 'The Crimson Bird' was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society through the award of the Elgar Bursary.
17 July 2016
The London performance of Tokaido Road is now available as a video on YouTube, with subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EG0ps2jr9U
04 March 2016
On Tuesday March 8th at 10.45 pm, BBC Radio 3, 'The Essay' is 'Nicola LeFanu speaking about her life in music' as part of the series 'Inspiring Women'.
26 February 2016
On Tuesday March 1st at 17.30, click this link www.classicalplanet.com to watch the video of Tokaido Road - live stream in the Classical Live Festival.
09 February 2016
'Lament 1988' will be performed by players from the Chimera Ensemble, at the Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, on Friday February 26th at 7.30. 'Lament' is scored for oboe, clarinet, viola and cello; it was written in 1988 to mark Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday; at that date, he was still imprisoned.
31 January 2016
The Little Valleys for high voices, a cappella
Elysian Singers, Saturday 13th February, 7.30pm, St Peter's Eaton Square, London SW1
Chimera, Friday 6th Feb 7.30pm, JLCH York.
A Penny for a Song for soprano and piano
Ana Beard Fernandez, Kate Ledger; Late Music Series, Saturday Feb 27th, St Saviourgate Chapel, York.
La Cancion de la Luna for countertenor and string quartet
Ensemble directed by Cayenna Ponchione, Monday March 7th, 7pm, Holywell Music Room, Oxford.
Invisible Places for clarinet quintet
Goldfield Ensemble, Tuesday March 8th, 7pm, Cardiff University Concert Hall
18 October 2015
Misterium Mirabile, Christmas carol for SSA, has been released on a new CD 'Still' by Elektra Women's Choir of Vancouver. Get it here: http://elektra.ca/store/products/still/
12 October 2015
This concert is now cancelled.
Sea Sketches for clarinet and piano will be performed in a BASCA concert on Saturday October 24th. It is part of the Equator 'Women of the World' festivities at Kings Place, London N1 9AG. There is a debate about women musicians at 2.30, and the concert follows at 3.20 - 5pm.