Concert: Premiere of my Magnificat on April 29th

Vokalensemble Bingen

I am very happy to announce that a Magnificat composed by me will be premiered by the Vokalensemble Bingen, together with a brass quartet and an organist on April 29th.
My piece, which is sort of a fusion between late romantic English sacred music and harmonically free writing, will be performed alongside two works by Benjamin Britten. Great to be played alongside one of my favourite composers!

This concert is particularly exciting: Not only does it mark the Ensemble’s first concert of a contemporary work, but also this will be the very first premiere of the piece itself.
The concert will take place on April 29th, 5pm at the Basilika Bingen am Rhein. Please see the official concert flyer for more information.

So if you want to hear some great people singing and playing a (hopefully) great piece, please come and listen!

You can listen now to the recording made of the performance:


Völsungakviða en nýja - Suite Live Recording

On 6th May, 2011 I had the joy of hearing a piece of mine performed by large symphonic orchestra as part of the 22nd Orchestral Workshop Halberstadt.
The Völsungakviða en nýja - Suite, which is based on „The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun“ by J.R.R. Tolkien, was performed by the Orchestra of the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater under the baton of MD Johannes Rieger in public concert.

It was a great experience to hear one’s own piece played by real people and reminded me that nothing can beat the real thing :) I liked the interpretation by the orchestra very much, so I am glad a recording has been made which I gladly share with you on Soundcloud.

Völsungakviða en nýja - Suite (live orchestra) by Novatlan Sound