Carlos Zamora news
Carlos Zamora has had a busy few months. In February 14th the Concerto for Recorders and Chamber Orchestra was world premiered at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall with the soloist Carmen Troncoso and the University of York Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carlos Zamora.
On March 24 the piece “Chacabuco-a Prayer in the Desert” was world Premiere in the city of Viña del Mar, Chile, by the Marga Marga Orchestra conducted by Luis José Recart as part of its concert season 2018. The same day, the “Concerto for Clarinet and Strings” was performed by the chamber orchestra of the Universidad Austral de Valdivia with the soloist Caitanya Estuardo and conducted by Alejandra Urrutia, in the first concert of the season 2018.
Also, on April 8th the “Victor Jara Symphony” was performed in Bordeaux, France by the Jeune Orchestre Symphonique de l’Entre-deux-Mers and the Choeur Entre Deux Airs conducted by Eloi Tembremande.
In April 9th the piece Sikuris for Ensemble was performed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC, with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and members of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, as part of the SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras.
On April 10th Carlos Zamora gave a lecture at the Universidad de Concepción in Chile and conducted his piece “Andesina” with the Student Chamber Orchestra of the School of Music.
Thomas Simaku visited the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he gave a lecture for the composition class of Professor Michael Jarrell on 25 April 2018.
The music of Associate lecturer Ann Cleare had its Israeli premiere on May 7th at Tel Aviv’s Felcija Blumenthal Music Festival.
South African pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini’s latest album, iKhambi, has been nominated for two South African Music Awards in the categories of ‘Best Jazz Album’ and ‘Best Engineered Album’.
The Fidelio Trio give a concert on Wednesday May 9th at 7.30, to include the second performance of the trio Cracks written for them by Roger Marsh in 2017.
Music by Thomas Simaku, Roger Marsh, James Williamson and Owen Russell has been broadcast in Chile.
Works by Federico Reuben, Lynette Quek and Neil Luck are featured as part of a new album on the squib-box label exploring experimental uses of the Japanese vocal synthesis software ‘Vocaloid’. Released earlier this month, the album New Vocal Solutions (sampler) is free to stream and download here.