“There are very few composers in Britain who show such assurance in balancing old and new elements ‘out in the open’ as it were.”Paul Driver, Financial Times
July 31st – August 6th 2022 The dates for next year’s Sherborne Composers’ Workshop have now been announced! Do take note of these dates in your calendars, and continue to stay tuned on this site as more updates are announced closer to the workshop!
Saturday 26th June – live streaming at 19:30 (PDT) https://sfcm.edu/performance-calendar/event/fontainebleau-100th-anniversary-concert The American Conservatory at Fontainebleau opened its doors to students on June 26th, 1921. Held in the Palace of Fontainebleau, which was built during the reign of Francois the First in 1529, the school had been established by the governments of France and the United … Continue reading Fontainebleau 100th Anniversary Concert
August 1st – 8th, 2021 Following on from last year’s very successful online course, with government restrictions preventing the Sherborne Summer School for Music functioning this year, the Sherborne Composers’ Workshop will once again be online. Places are already much in demand, but if you are interested in attending the course, do please be in … Continue reading Sherborne Composers’ Online Workshop 2021
Première in July 2021 The glissotar or glissonic tarogato is a new woodwind instrument. It is based on the Hungarian tarogato, which is a single-reed instrument with a conical wooden body. The main novelty is that, instead of tone holes, it uses a longitudinal gap or slot on the tube of the instrument. The two … Continue reading Online premiere in ‘Time to Question’ a solo for the glissotar in association with the Sonos Foundation