- Wed 21st Aug 2019
- Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen
Duo van Vliet are an accordion and viola duo, comprising Rafa? ?uc (accordion) and Ian Anderson (viola). They began playing together in January 2011 while they were both students at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Their love of contemporary music led them to name themselves after the late, great Don van Vliet, better known by his avant-garde rock persona, Captain Beefheart. In their inaugural year they reached the final of the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition in London, and since then have dedicated themselves to expanding the viola and accordion repertoire. They make a point of commissioning as many composers as possible to write for them, and have a long list of desired future collaborations, time- and funding-allowing.
Recent highlights include the release of their debut album, Lachrymae ReVisited, on Orchid Classics (made possible by generous support from Creative Scotland, Help Musicians UK, Pigini Accordions, and many of their friends, family, colleagues); performing Georg Friedrich Haas’ double concerto for viola, accordion and chamber ensemble, “….”, with the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra), Katowice; their recital at St. Magnus Festival, Orkney, which was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3; and their debut recital at the National Forum of Music, Wroc?aw, which included 3 world premieres commissioned by the duo.
FLIGHTPLAN 4 - Lewis Dunsmore
- Sun 17th Sep 2017
- Woodend Barn, Banchory
Guitarist Lewis Dunsmore gives the World Premiere of 'TURBULANCE (and other uncertanties...)' as part of a diverse programme.
Turbulance was commissed by Lewis and written specifically with him in mind.
Book your tickets here.
Brodick Quartet: Radio Amanda
- Sun 16th Oct 2016
- Cults Parish Church, Aberdeen
The excellent Brodick Quartet take Radio Amanda for String Quartet and Tape, out for a spin.
14:30, 16th October.
Ensemble Modern: Klangspuren
- Wed 31st Aug 2016
- Schwaz, Austria
As part of Ensemble Modern's IEMI Mastercourse in Schwaz, Austria my piece Sober Observer Sees (HD) will be included in the master class programme.
The Mastercourse runs 31/08/16 - 11/09/16.
More info here.
The Last Waltz (Première)
- Sat 7th Nov 2015
- Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
The premiere of 'The Last Waltz' for Piano Duo alongside a collection of new work by emerging Scottish Composers, performed by The Glasgow New Music Expedition.
More to follow.
- Sat 21st Mar 2015
- The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Scotland's newest and most exciting new music ensemble launch in ambitious fashion with SIX world premieres from some of the most talented composers living and working in Scotland today.
New work from Michael McEneny, Gordon McPherson, Euan Ferguson, Richard Greer, Tom David Wilson and Nora Marazaite.
Run Away (I was safe in anger and lost in fear)
- Wed 14th Aug 2013
- Greyfriars Kirk
I wish to express my thanks to the Astrid String Quartet for pursuing funding to commission and perform this work. I would like to thank the quartet and Davur Juul Magnussen for their commitment, hard work, humour and professionalism throughout rehearsals. I enjoyed them immensely. Thanks to The Hope Scott Trust also, for their generous support.
This piece, for me, is about the mechanics between menace, anger, fear and helplessness. The inability to take action, the difficulty in accepting a sad truth and how extremely difficult it can be to give up hope.
The premiere formed part of their Five By Five concert series which is a #madeinscotland2013event. Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Written for The Astrid Quartet and Davur Juul Magnussen.
Dedicated to Michael McEneny
Ensemble Modern at Music Matters
- Sat 26th May 2012
- Glasgow Concert Hall
Most of us will have been there - trapped at some social function, desperately sober as those around you career wildly into a drunken wreck of memories and feuds.
Overwhelmed, you ask yourself: when can I get out of here?
Ensemble Modern premiere 'Sober Observer Sees (HD) by Richard Greer for Clarinet, Trumpet and Piano.
Ridge A - The RCS Symphony Orchestra 17/06/2011
- Fri 17th Jun 2011
- Glasgow City Halls
The RCS Orchestra conducted by Christian Kluxen perform Ein Heldenleiben by Struass, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3 and Richard Greer's Ridge A.
Leaving the Lighthouse at PLUG Festival 2010
- Sun 4th Apr 2010
- The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
A concert of new works by composition students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland performed by Red Note Ensemble.
Leaving the Lighthouse by Richard Greer for Viola and Piano (premiere)
Andrew Berridge (Viola) and Judith Keaney (Piano).