I am pleased to announce that my bassoon quartet Social Media Suite has been given an honourable mention in the 2019 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition. The judges said that the piece ‘will be rewarding for both performers and audience. Congratulations on a really creative and colorful work.’
I talk to U.S. composer Mark Grey. Hot from the world premiere of his grand opera Frankenstein in La Monnaie, Brussels, he is now working on a new chamber opera, Birds in the Moon, which will be performed next year.
NMC Recordings, a label whose mission is to bring music by British composers to the widest possible audience, will this month celebrate its 30th birthday. To mark the occasion, I talk with its Executive Director, Anne Rushton, about the label’s past present and future.