Travelling to Moscow on 19th to rehearse at the International House of Music with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert with Katherine Jenkins on the 22nd.
29th August 2017 at Air Studios with the strings of the RPO, Kerenza Peacock (violin), Kath Jenkinson (cello) and Huw Watkins (piano). Oliver Davis in foreground.
2017 has seen two trips to Prague for recordings with the City of Prague Philharmonic and sopranos Margaret Keys and Joanne McGahon. The next big project for arranging, conducting and recording will be for Sarah Brightman – dates, orchestra and recording venue yet to be decided. I’m also delighted to have recorded with the RPO in August a third album of the music of Oliver Davis – a really good composer.
In March I conducted a ‘Gala’ concert for Sarah Brightman in Taiwan and now another in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
October sees a trip to Moscow to conduct for Katherine Jenkins and in November a concert in Liverpool with Bryn Terfel, Ruthie Henshall and the RLPO with be something to look forward to.
I returned to Prague on July 29th to conduct for Australian tenor Josh Piterman and Irish soprano Margaret Keys.
Arrangement of Star Wars for ‘Piano Battle’ – two pianos and orchestra just completed and now, also completed, some lovely Christmas songs for Anne Sofie von Otter, Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Daniel Hope also recently commissioned an arrangement of America, The Beautiful for a concert with the New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco. He has more commissions in mind for me next year!
I’m returned to the the Regent Theatre Ipswich in September 2016 to conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the music of John Williams. Excerpts fromStar Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Harry Potter, Close Encounters, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and many more!
Open air concert in the delightful setting of Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire.
A long way to go for one concert but well worth it – in front of the temple at Yogyakarta.
Our concert tour is a sensation in Japan! Korea next.
Great recording session yesterday at Abbey Road with Kerenza Peacock (violin) and the RPO strings playing the vibrant and unique music of Oliver Davis.
Far East Tour with many concerts in Japan in July this year.
Very nice review of Oliver Davis’ album ‘Flight’ in Gramophone Magazine. which includes “Paul Bateman gets a disciplined response from the London Symphony Orchestra.”