We’ve commissioned Jonathan Dove to write a song duet for Claire Booth and Sue Bickley, accompanied by pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen. The piece will be based on the correspondence between Satie and Debussy, and premieres in what will be one of the first concerts in the soon to be reopened Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre – on 15th May 2018 Details here (11/17)
Following our recording in Budapest in July 2017, New CD now released by our record label RTF Classical – Andrew Matthews-Owen playing piano music by Joseph Phibbs, Hannah Kendall and Dobrinka Tabakova. Details here. (11/17)
Joel Ashford gave the premiere of Martin Butler’s “Comic Book Fanfares” (supported in part by the Foundation) on 27 September 2017 at the Royal College of Music, London.
Ives Ensemble CD shortlisted for the Gramophone Contemporary Classical Music Award. (8/17)
We’re arranging a recording of music by Charlotte Bray focusing on chamber music for the viola planned for release in November 2018, with a launch concert at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre on 16th October 2018. (6/17)
Our latest album – Ives Ensemble playing music by Laurence Crane, was released on 3 March 2017. More details here. We held launch concerts in London on 18 March 2017 and in Amsterdam on 7 April 2017 with a total audience of about 200 people. The first review (in Gramophone, March 2017) by Philip Clark said “I like this disc and think you ought to buy it.”
Charlotte Bray’s Yellow Leaves performed by Claire Booth and Andrew Matthews-Owen was on Radio 3 at the end of an international women’s day broadcast on 7 March 2017
We’re in the studio with Swedish singer songwriter Aski Dahl, recording her first album release, planned for 2018. More details to follow! (12/16)
Fulham Brass Band played “Sadly Now the Throstle Sings” (commissioned by the Foundation) as part of a concert on 23 October. Details here
Article on the Foundation in “Classical Music Magazine” here (01/09/16)
Excerpts from Charlotte Bray’s “Yellow Leaves” (commissioned by the Foundation) performed as part of BBC Proms and broadcast on Radio 3 (14/8/16)
Presto Classical interview with Richard here (23/5/16)
Foundation arranged Allegri quartet CD launch concerts to an audience of about 170 at Conway Hall in London on 22nd May and of about 100 at the Piano Salon Christophori in Berlin on 25th May. CD reviews here.
Gavin Higgins nominated for RPS large scale composition award for “Dark Arteries” – a piece based on an original commission by the Foundation (1/4/16)
World Premieres of two new Foundation commissions by Icelandic composers Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir were performed to an audience of 250 at Conway Hall, London (16/4/16). Some details here.