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MOERAN CONCERTO PERFORMANCES IN GERMANY

Early in the New Year, Rupert Marshall-Luck will be giving three performances of the Violin Concerto of E.J. Moeran with the Philharmonisches Orchester Vorpommern, conducted by Florian Csizmadia.  The concerts, which will take place on 16, 17 and 18 January at the Theater & Stadthalle Greifswald and at the Großes Haus Stralsund (pictured below), form part of the orchestra’s Subscription Series.

FORTHCOMING CONCERTO PERFORMANCES

Rupert Marshall-Luck is delighted to have been invited to give the UK Première of Richard Blackford’s lyrical and colourful Violin Concerto at The English Music Festival in May 2018.  He will appear with the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Andrews.

GRAHAM WHETTAM RECORDING

A fundraising campaign is currently underway to enable a recording of the complete solo-violin music of Graham Whettam.  Whettam (1927–2007) was a largely self-taught composer who occupies a place in the English symphonic tradition.  His works include five symphonies – among them the Sinfonia Contra Timore and the Promethean Symphony – and a wealth of chamber works, including four string quartets, various trios and a series of works for solo instruments.  His works for solo violin are informed and directed by compositional rigour, technical assurance and an analytical musical grammar but, at the same time, are full of vivid colour, dramatic inventiveness and, above all, a sense of deep humanity.

 

 

 

NEW COMMISSIONS RECORDING

EM Records is delighted to announce the release of Richard III, a double-disc set of works for solo violin commissioned by The English Music Festival, all of which use as their inspiration the life and historical perspectives of the eponymous monarch.  The works were given their World Première performances by Rupert Marshall-Luck in the church of St Mary and St Alkelda in Middleham, North Yorkshire – the church at which Richard III worshipped during his periods of residence at Middleham Castle – and the recording was made at the same venue.