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Hilary Hahn's Recording of Hatzis Nominated for Grammy

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Star violinist Hilary Hahn with pianist Cory Smythe has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award in the “Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” category for her album In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores released by Deutsche Grammophon (0289 479 1725). This Grammy-nominated album features a recording of Christos Hatzis’s work for violin and piano, Coming To.

Coming To is now available as a published Promethean Edition performance set. Order your copy now through our online store…

World Premiere: Farr's Concerto for Piano & Orchestra

Gareth Farr cites his new Concerto for Piano and Orchestra as being a work that he has been contemplating for nearly 30 years. It will be premiered this Friday with piano soloist Tony Lee and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pietari Inkenen, at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand. Farr’s Concerto [...]

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New Documentary on John Psathas Airs on the Arts Channel in New Zealand

A new documentary featuring John Psathas by Keith Hill airs on the Arts Channel in New Zealand on 15 January 2014. It features discussion and performances of Psathas' recent chamber music works that incorporate backing digital audio tracks—what Psathas refers to as his 'karaoke' pieces. One of these works is Songs for Simon, for solo [...]

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World Premiere at Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival

A new work by Vincent Ho will receive its world premiere performance this week, at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival in Canada. The new work, Maples and the Stream, was written especially for Duo Concertante and narrator Evelyn Hart who will be presenting the first performance on 3 August. The new 30-minute work features poetry [...]

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Evelyn Glennie, Joanna MacGregor, Kristjan Jarvi and MDR Orchestra Perform Psathas' View from Olympus in Germany

John Psathas’ landmark double concerto View from Olympus features in Germany this week with three performances presented by the MDR Orchestra in Weimar, Leipzig and Cologne on 14, 15 and 18 June respectively. The featured soloists are star performers Evelyn Glennie (percussion) and Joanna MacGregor (piano) with conductor Kristjan Jarvi. It features in a programme alongside works Köçekçe by [...]

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Violinist Lara St. John Premieres Works by Psathas

Star violinist Lara St. John premiered two newly arranged works for violin and piano by John Psathas at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA on Sunday 10 March 2013. St. John commissioned Psathas to transcribe and arrange two Greek songs for her new recital programme, which features [...]

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View From Olympus by John Psathas Features in Germany

The Jenaer Philharmonic in Germany welcomes the music of John Psathas this week with a performance of his monumental double concerto View from Olympus. The performance will feature soloists Berkeley C. Williams (percussion) and Camelia Sima (piano) with the orchestra’s newly-appointed conductor and music director Marc Tardue. The concert takes place at Volkhaus Jena, Germany on [...]

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Violinist Lara St. John Commissions Psathas

Star violinist Lara St John has commissioned John Psathas to transcribe and arrange two works for violin and piano. Lara St. John will first perform the new arrangements, both based on Greek folk songs, at a recital with pianist-composer Martin Kennedy at The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, Florida, USA on 27 March 2013. This recital will [...]

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Telluric Dances for Oboe & Piano Now Available

We are pleased to announce an arrangement of Telluric Dances is now available for purchase. This concerto has been wowing orchestral audiences with its blend of exotic and virtuosic oboe writing. Now recital performance is possible with this arrangement for oboe and piano. Order your copy of Telluric Dances today. Telluric Dances is among Hatzis’ finest works. It was written for [...]

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World Premieres & Portrait Concert of Vincent Ho in Brazil

Vincent Ho was the featured composer of a portrait programme presented by the University of Manitoba at the 18th Rio International Cello Encounter festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday 11 August. The programme of chamber works by Ho featured two world premiere performances, including a recent commission Whimsical Sketches of Fanciful Birds for [...]

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