tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-43997263339123574932022-11-19T15:15:00.858-08:00Nicola LeFanuNicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.comBlogger99125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-55942174080356652902022-11-09T07:37:00.000-08:002022-11-09T07:37:01.117-08:00November and December performancesThursday November 10th Sir Harlequin Amy Thompson (bassoon). Tailleferre Ensemble, St Johns Smith Square, 1.05pm.Thursday November 17th the forest, the strand the sea.. James Willshire (piano).  Stoller Hall, Chetham’s School, Manchester 7.30 pm. Saturday November 19th In the Forests of the Night Nürnberg and Wurzburg saxophone ensembles. Nürnberg Hochschule für Musik, 7.30pm. Sunday November Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-69112386473359413062022-09-20T01:28:00.001-07:002022-09-20T01:28:25.979-07:00October Performances 2022  Sunday September 11th But Stars Remaining Mimi Doulton (soprano). Colourscape Festival, Clapham Common London, c.1.30pm. Saturday October 1st String Quartet no2 Bingham String Quartet. York Late Music series , St Saviourgate Chapel, York. 7.30 pm. Saturday October 15th In the Forests of the Night RWCMD saxophone ensemble. Whirlwinds Festival, RWCMD Cardiff, 3.30 pm Tuesday October 18th Songs Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-67765544080133153902022-05-30T04:26:00.000-07:002022-05-30T04:26:35.643-07:00Triptych performance and Portuguese broadcasts'Triptych' received another fine performance in Wales on May 23rd: WCO, conductor Anthony Hose, soloist, Jeremy Huw Williams.Two chamber works, 'Songs without Words' and 'The Swan', were broadcast on Portuguese radio on May 2nd and May 9th.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-49540382954580730812022-04-07T09:54:00.002-07:002022-04-07T09:54:43.480-07:00April performances On April 2nd, Steve Bingham played 'A Cherub Dances' for solo violin, at Late Music York. On April 5th, as well as performing 'The Bourne' in Cardiff, Heloise Werner (soprano) and Anne Denholm (harp) performed it at the Leicester Music Festival.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-43531755807389385272022-03-24T04:13:00.000-07:002022-03-24T04:13:34.661-07:00Premiere of solo piano 'the forest, the strand, the sea' James Willshire gives the premiere of 'the forest, the strand, the sea' for solo piano, on Saturday March 26th 2022, 4pm at St Philip and St James' Church, Leckhampton, Cheltenham.On March 17th, Aleksander Szram played 'Chiaroscuro' in a recital at Trinity Laban.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-34627684098435393842022-03-13T03:17:00.000-07:002022-03-13T03:17:47.917-07:00Vocal and choral performances March 3rd, 2022, 'On the Wind' (SATB) was broadcast on BBC R3 by the BBC Singers. A fine new CD recording of Misterium Mirabile (SSA) has been made by the In Mulieribus choir from Portland, Oregon; and there is also a link to a lovely performance of it on the website of the Chapter House Choir of York Minster.Live performances of solo voice pieces include  March 5th, Anna Snow in York (from 'A Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-56886586791057115982021-12-02T07:31:00.002-08:002021-12-02T07:31:47.945-08:00Triptych premiere and live stream Triptych  received its live premiere on 26/11/2021, Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone) with the Welsh Chamber Orchestra, conductor Anthony Hose. Triptych sets three poems by Rowan Williams.There are further performances at Rhyl, Holyhead and Blackwood. The Holyhead performance on December 4th will be live-streamed: https://www.facebook.com/ucheldre.holyheadNicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-29261336675672638132021-10-01T02:26:00.000-07:002021-10-01T02:26:31.571-07:00October performances Quintet for strings Premiere: Sacconi Quartet with Tim Lowe, cello. BMS Commission Friday October 1st, York, Lyons Concert Hall In the Forests of the Night, for saxophone orchestra. Premiere: Megalopolis saxophone orchestra commission  Saturday October 9th Di Menna Center, New York City(live and live-streamed) Sunday Oct 10th – Roulette, Brooklyn, NY. (live and live-streamed)  The Bourne arr.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-4316314843753161922021-08-31T09:22:00.001-07:002021-08-31T09:22:32.195-07:00September performances 'Harlequin Memories' for bassoon and string quartet has two performances on Saturday Sept. 25th at the Oxshott and Cobham Music Society: Holy Trinity Church Claygate, 5pm and 8pm. Catriona McDermid, bassoon, with the Florian quartet.'Three Piano Miniatures' - after Bach's Goldberg Variations - will be played by Rachel Fryer in her 'Variations Down the Line' project. Sept. 10th, Brighton, Sept. Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-38281367102284478532021-07-26T02:59:00.000-07:002021-07-26T02:59:03.717-07:00Sir Harlequin for solo bassoon - Nanci Belmont Sir Harlequin for solo bassoon receives a superb performance from Nanci Belmont and is featured at the International Double Reed Society. It will be streamed live on July 29th 2021, 15.45 UK time. (10.45 EST), on this link:https://www.idrs.org/events/sir-harlequin-2/Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-61093218369350408542021-06-10T01:44:00.001-07:002021-06-10T01:44:59.391-07:00'After Lindisfarne' for solo horn premiered by Joe Longstaff at RAM After Lindisfarne for solo horn was premiered by Joseph Longstaff on June 8th at RAM, and is available on their youtube site:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzzLujwcs5o&t=2536s Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-7515374807192347252021-03-10T02:53:00.001-08:002021-03-10T02:53:50.009-08:00BBC Radio 3, 11th March -The Hidden Landscape "The Hidden Landscape' is broadcast in BBCR3 Afternoon concert, around 3.15pm, 11/03/2021. BBCSO, conductor del Mar; from NMC D255, my orchestral CD.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-60280785514876190622021-03-02T02:35:00.001-08:002021-03-02T02:35:39.862-08:00New Cds released on Metier and Resonus Two new recordings of my chamber music have been released. Songs without Words is on Metier mss 28608 'for clarinet and strings', a new cd from Gemini, director Ian Mitchell.Abstracts and a Frame (Malu Lin, violin; Giles Swayne, piano) is on Resonus RES10271 'Relationships: Maconchy, LeFanu and Swayne. Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-80790931284651605832021-01-01T03:43:00.000-08:002021-01-01T03:43:24.633-08:00Premiere online of TriptychTriptych, for baritone and chamber orchestra, received its 'virtual' premiere on December 30th 2020.  The Welsh Chamber Orchestra, who commissioned it, was conducted by Anthony Hose. The baritone soloist was Jeremy Huw Williams, the dedicatee. Triptych sets three poems by Rowan Williams. The link below is available until January 27th 2021.https://www.beaumarisfestival.orgNicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-46577293105669689532020-11-18T09:35:00.001-08:002020-11-18T09:35:43.972-08:00Concert November 18th 2020 - also Sydney performance of 'Songs for Jane'' Prelude after Grinling Gibbons' for solo violin, played by Peter Sheppard Skaerved, will be streamed tonight on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykvhokOQkZQThe recital of Beethoven sonatas and new works will remain available on this Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/yorkconcertsYou can hear Jenny Duck-Chong sing my 'Songs for Jane' at this link: https://youtu.be/JGsljzIdCeoNicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-43859407514771404912020-09-24T06:42:00.000-07:002020-09-24T06:42:12.724-07:00New orchestral album released: NMC D255NMC have released an album of my orchestral music. There are four works, from 'The Hidden Landscape' written for the 1973 Proms, to 'The Crimson Bird,' (RPS commission, 2017). The recordings are by the BBCSO and the RTE NSO. The album was supported with a grant from the  PRSF Composers Fund.This link has all the details for the album - NMC D255: https://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/crimson-birdNicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-69145780810676219922020-08-05T04:42:00.000-07:002020-08-05T04:42:23.434-07:00Online performance August 12th Three Piano Miniatures after Bach’s Goldberg Variations have their ‘virtual’ première at the JAM festival  at 7.30 on Wednesday August 12th. They were composed for  Rachel Fryer as part of her project Variations Down the Line.Here is the link to the live stream:https://jamconcert.org/rachel-fryer-variations-ii The first of her two recitals will be streamed on Sunday August 9th.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-64003524940548877882020-05-25T10:10:00.000-07:002020-05-25T10:10:01.513-07:00Prelude for Grinling Gibbons for solo violinPeter Sheppard Skaerved has recorded the Prelude I wrote him in 2018 - you can hear it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S8n0LcMQGUNicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-72600479562069230752020-04-29T08:11:00.003-07:002020-04-29T08:11:42.154-07:00New CD on Lorelt label'The Swan' (LeFanu, text Fleur Adcock) has been recorded by Jeremy Huw Williams on a new Cd that also includes the Shakespeare Songs by Maconchy.http://www.lorelt.co.uk/cds/lnt/womens_voices Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-60647180561840364652019-09-29T08:14:00.002-07:002020-01-18T15:52:42.703-08:00Solo performances, autumn 2019 Chamber music performances during autumn 2019: A Postcard and A Letter, for solo piano. York, October 5th. Josephine Peach, piano. Prelude after Grinling Gibbons, for solo violin. Cambridge, October 16th; Dover, October 29th. Peter Sheppard Skaerved , violin. But Stars Remaining for solo soprano. Oxford Lieder Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-80071086384536237612019-09-10T08:18:00.000-07:002019-09-10T08:18:04.500-07:00Piano TrioMy piano trio is touring as part of Angela Slater's 'Illuminate' series. It was performed by the Ethel Smyth Trio on August 30th in Brighton, and September 7th, in York. More performances follow.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-81565822884919657732019-06-20T01:38:00.002-07:002019-06-20T01:38:57.213-07:00String Quartet no.2The Bloomsbury String Quartet will be playing String Quartet no.2 on Friday June 21st in the Stroud Green Festival. This is the first concert in a 2019/2020 tour of their programme 'Re:Centred', focussing on Elizabeth Maconchy, plus LeFanu and Vaughan Williams.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-77726694661715131582019-06-14T06:30:00.002-07:002020-01-18T15:52:56.247-08:00Catalan residencyNicola LeFanu was in residence at the Centre d'Art i Natura, Farrera de Pallars, in the high Pyrenees, from May 23rd to June 10th. http://www.farreracan.cat During May and June she was 'Composer of the Month' in the Bodleian Music library, Oxford.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-80498282252189943352019-04-24T04:04:00.003-07:002020-01-18T15:53:07.711-08:00"The Swan" in USA and Sextet in York"The Swan" for baritone and piano was performed by Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan on April 19th, at Auburn University, Alabama. Williams will record 'The Swan', in its instrumental version, later this year. On May 4th, Sextet 'Fasach, a Wild Garden' will be performed by Alex Wilson and Dr K ensemble. The concert is at 7.30pm, St Saviourgate Chapel, York, in the Late Music Concert Series.Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4399726333912357493.post-71184219040277305682019-03-11T10:40:00.000-07:002019-03-11T10:40:03.424-07:00Piano trio performance March 8th 2019The Albany Piano trio gave a beautiful performance of my piano trio, in the Stoller Hall at Chetham's in Manchester, on International Women's Day 2019. It marked the end of a very busy week for me: a masterclass with young women composers at Manchester University, on Monday March 4th; BBCRadio 3 on Tuesday 5th (BBCSO Afternoon concert) and Wednesday 6th (In Tune) and a presentation and panel Nicola LeFanuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12046970166878295126noreply@blogger.com0