Current Projects

Current Composers, Artists and Projects

A brief overview of current work
Composer Dani Howard
Composer Dani Howard
Long Term Consultancy
Dani Howard is a British composer and orchestrator who is quickly gaining international recognition with regular performances across Europe, the US and Asia. 2019 marked her debut with the LSO  (a new commission for Cheltenham Festival conducted by Elim Chan), BBC Symphony Orchestra and a return to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with a new commission for the opening of their 2019-20 season conducted by Vasily Petrenko. In 2021 she looks forward to the premiere of a new Trombone Concerto written for Peter Moore (Principal Trombone, LSO) with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. As well as commissions with the Marian Consort, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the ORA singers among others. 

 



Artist and Composer Diana Yukawa
Artist and Composer Diana Yukawa
Long Term Consultancy
Diana Yukawa is a revolutionary violinist and composer of electronic classical music. Writing and releasing her own original music, a dynamic performer appearing on some of the worlds most prolific stages, she is one-third of Ghost Harmonic. Diana demonstrates that the violin is a diverse instrument captivating event-goers with her powerful performance and through her original compositions has created a refreshing, electronic classical sound that enthrals audiences all over the world.

 

Composer Arthur Keegan-Bole
Composer Arthur Keegan-Bole
Long Term Consultancy
Arthur Keegan-Bole is a composer based between Bristol and London, U.K. He writes both instrumental and mixed (instrumental + electronic) music. His works have been performed across the UK, the US and Canada and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, played by Ligeti Quartet, Lotte Betts-Dean, Joby Burgess, the London Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Musikfabrik. His first opera The Interrogation of Adam Pollo was awarded a Director's Choice Award from the Boston Metro Opera Company in 2014 and his most performed work, Nocturne No. 1 for guitar and electronics, was written whilst on a residency at the Eastman School of Music, New York. He is a current recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Award.

 

Composer Steven Daverson
Composer Steven Daverson
Long Term Consultancy
Steven Daverson an alumnus of the Royal Northern College of Music & the Royal College of Music; studied under David Horne, Jonathan Cole and Mark-Anthony Turnage. His work has been featured across Europe, from Aldeburgh Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Traiettoria Parma to the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik. In 2011, Steven was the youngest-ever recipient of the Composer’s prize of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. Recent projects include a revised version Arkanar: A Report from the Interior for microtonal tuba and live electronics, performed at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse in 2018 with a UK première in 2019. In 2019-20, he became a fellow of the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg.


Photo Michael Aust

Composer Garry DW Judd
Composer Garry DW Judd
Specific Project Consultancy
Garry DW Judd is a contemporary classical composer whose music is driven by such diverse influences as the English Experimentalists, Erik Satie and Percy Grainger. His music has been played on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, and other broadcasters in the USA, Germany and France, by such performers as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leslie Howard and Courtney Pine. He is now working on a music project inspired by the sculpture and art of Henry Moore, working with the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.



photo Matthew Cheale

Reproduced by permission of the Henry Moore Foundation

Composer Ben Lunn
Composer Ben Lunn
Mentorship programme in partnership with DaDaFest 
Ben Lunn is a Mackem composer who studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the guidance of Peter Reynolds, as well as studying in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with Marius Baranauskas. He is currently two times award winner of Scottish New Music Awards 2020 for his work with Hebrides Ensemble and Drake Music Scotland. Lunn is associate artist for Drake Music and Drake Music Scotland, and Trainee Artistic Director of the Hebrides Ensemble. 
A litlle bit Dram-atic
A litlle bit Dram-atic
Discussion on my favourite dram of the week 
Outside Music and supporting composers and artists; one from my favourite pastimes is whisky. So especially in a time of not much socialising I thought I might share the whisky I am mostly drinking this week!