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NEWS! (updated 29/6/2016)
*Performance of Sonata No.4 for Piccolo and Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the 5th July at 12.05pm
*Fabulous first performances of 'X Marks the Spot' for Junior Band performed during Wind Band day at Mid Herts Music Centre and 'Disturb' for Wind Ensemble performed by the Mid Herts Senior Woodwind Ensemble. Thanks to all the players involved.
*MId Herts Music Centre Flute Ensemble performed 'New O' on the 23rd November. My thanks to the members for a fabulous performance; Adam Aising, Emma Risley, Sam Frith, Bethany White, Lorna Proudlove, Rachael Robinson, Rosie Phelan, Laura Kirk and Coral Smith. See the recordings page for the performance
*Performances of Sonata No.4 for Piccolo and Piano have taken place this Summer at the National Flute Association Convention in Washington D.C and at the Oxford International Flute Summer School. Two new works being performed at the Peak District Flute Course.
*World Premiere of Sonata No.4 for Piccolo and Piano took place at the first Peak District Flute Course along with a performance of Flute Eek!
*To the Nth Degree...(Sonata No.3 for Piccolo and Piano) has won first place in the IPS Jan Gippo Piccolo Composition Competition. A big thank you to the panel, IPS, Christie for giving such a fabulous performance and to Michael for commissioning the piece. Well done to all involved!
*Matt is composer in residence at the 3rd International Piccolo Symposium which takes place 11-14th July 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska, US.
*'To the Nth Degree...' is being performed at the National Flute Association annual convention in New Orleans, Louisiana during August 2013.
*World premiere of "To the Nth Degree" takes place on the 30th January 2013 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr Christine Beard - piccolo, Christi Zuniga - Piano
*Trinity Guildhall 2013-14 Woodwind syllabus published.
*Trinity Guildhall release 'Musical Moments'. Folk Song by me in book 2 has been added to the grade 2 syllabus.
For sales of these books please go to:
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*New work for double wind section completed. See the 'buy my music' page for details. Trinity Guildhall repertoire books 'Musical Moments' to be released at the end of August.
*Three new pieces for flute grades 2,4 and 5 have just been commissioned by Trinity Guildhall for their new woodwind repertoire books. More details to follow as they are finalised and edited.
*Kariosa Ensemble are on tour in Yorkshire from 14th-18th March working for Live Music Now( www.livemusicnow.org.uk ). Also we have just recorded a number of pieces at Surrey University studio 1; one of which was my Castle Suite written for the Kariosa Ensemble in 2010.
*You Tube Videos on the recordings page of Dr Christine Beard performing Sonatas 1 and 2 for Piccolo and Piano
*Dr Christine Beard is performing 'Sonata No.2 for Piccolo and Piano' at this years National Flute Association convention in New York. The performance is scheduled for 2.00pm on Sunday 16th August.
*Sarah Watts and Antony Clare(SCAW) are performing 'Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano'. The performance takes place at The Space, Westferry, London at 7.30pm on the 8th Febuary.
*The following pieces are now available in the United States through Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company www.flute4u.com ; Sonatas 1 and 2 for piccolo and piano, Squall for flute and piano and Riptide for alto flute and piano.
*A big thank you to Carla Rees and Antoine Francoise at rarescale for giving a fantastic first performance of 'Riptide'. The piece is on sale through this site and at the London flute shops; Topwind, All flutes plus and Just Flutes. Price: £7.95
*New recording on recordings page and have just finished a piece for Rarescale. It is called Riptide and is written for Alto flute and piano
*New reviews of Squall and Sonata No.1 for Piccolo and Piano are in the review section.
*Piccolo Sonatas 1 and 2 are on the repertoire list for the 1st International Piccolo Symposium. Dr Christine Beard is performing Sonata No.2 for Piccolo and Piano at IPS faculty recital on thursday 2nd August 2007. For more information about this excellent piccolo event go to: www.piccolosymposium.com/
The music playing is the first movement of Sonata no.1 for piccolo and piano which is available at TopWind, All flutes plus, Just Flutes and June Emerson where you can order on line.
For more information on the new 2007 Trinity Guildhall syllabus please go to:
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