Guitarist Sam Cave discussed and performed extracts of my sonatas in a research seminar at Brunel University, UK, in December 2019.  He’s recently put it online and shared the link with me.  He speaks with authority on my guitar music– after all, I wrote it for him, and we spent many happy hours rehearsing, refining…Continue Reading ““Refracted Resonance”- Sam Cave’s Seminar in Brunel University, 11th December 2019 (late upload)”

Thomas Mesa, Yoon Lee perform “Novella (Chapter One)” in New York (Nov.2019)

I was thrilled and excited to have the New York premiere of my work for ‘cello and piano, Novella (Chapter One), on 16th November 2019, performed by two young star performers, Thomas Mesa and Yoon Lee.  Fascinatingly, this performance took place in the private home of Ellen and Fred Harris in NYC; I was very…Continue Reading “Thomas Mesa, Yoon Lee perform “Novella (Chapter One)” in New York (Nov.2019)”

Phasma Music CD Release

In June 2018 I won joint second place in the Witold Szalonek International Composition Competition.  Phasma music, headed up by contemporary music tour-de-force Iwona Glinka, have released a stunning studio recording of the finalists’ pieces on the Phasma Music Label.  Here’s the cover, featuring the impressive 14th-Century St John’s Cathedral in Kwidzyn, where the competition…Continue Reading “Phasma Music CD Release”

Sam Cave forthcoming CD release on Metiér: Guitar Sonatas

The recording for Sam Cave’s CD is all done now, and Metiér (a division of Divine Records) are due to release the disc early in 2019.   I’m honoured that Sam has recorded my Guitar Sonata and Second Guitar Sonata to include on the disc; these are pieces which I wrote specially for Sam, and he’s…Continue Reading “Sam Cave forthcoming CD release on Metiér: Guitar Sonatas”

Recording session with Sam Cave: Guitar Sonata

I’m looking forward to the release of Sam Cave’s CD, which will feature both of my guitar sonatas, alongside Murail’s Tellur, Fox’s Chile and Radulescu’s Subconscious Wave, all of which are possibly world premiere recordings.  Sam has described this disc as the “cumulative expression of the last ten years of my guitar playing”, and I am very proud that my…Continue Reading “Recording session with Sam Cave: Guitar Sonata”