January 12th, 2015
The 12 semi-finalists of the SIVC has been announced! Congratulations Alexandra, Sirena, Petteri, Chisa, Oleksandr, Ryota, Anna, Hyun Jae, Richard, Jun Hong, Fedor and Yu-Chien!
They will all perform my commissioned work for the competition, kilo<byte>, as part of their semi-final recital. It’s not every day that a composer gets one work performed by 12 times by 12 awesome violinists – I must be the luckiest one of all!
Do look out for the recordings of the semi-final recitals on SIVC’s YouTube page!
January 5th, 2015
I’m selected as one of 8 composers selected to participate at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in July! [Here’s the press release.] I am so honored to be part of the flock heading to Missouri this summer, and can’t wait to write for Alarm Will Sound! Congratulations too to the 7 other composers – I can’t wait to meet you and listen to your music!
Looks like 2015 is off to a great start! Happy New Year everyone!
December 15th, 2014
View from my seat at yesterday’s NEP concert: All Aboard! It was so heartwarming to play with young and talented musicians like our soloist Austin Kwoun (who tackled Shosty’s violin concerto like a beast) and the Newton All City Treble Singers. The instrument petting zoo was also lots of fun, and I hope that one or five kids I showed the bass to would be interested to pick up an instrument or two in future!
Wishing all a most joyous holiday season ahead!