For Daniel Hope’s ‘Hope@Home’ series I was asked to arrange this for violin, cello, flute, percussion and piano. The performance can be heard on the Arte TV channel. The arrangement is not published but can be hired for public performance directly from me.
This arrangement is one of 73 written during a year of lockdown for Daniel Hope!
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 saw a trip to Moscow to conduct for Katherine Jenkins and in November a concert in Liverpool with Sir Bryn Terfel, Ruthie Henshall and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
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.