New music for early instruments at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019

Four works by CNM composers were included in a performance of old and new music for early instruments at Fitzwilliam College Auditorium on 15 Oct 2019 as part of Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas. Works for recorder quartet with harpsichord by Jenni Pinnock, Peter Thorne and Stephen Watkins were performed by the Maestral Ensemble withContinue reading “New music for early instruments at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019”

Upcoming concert: Music of Starrs and Skies

On Saturday 11th May, several CNM members will have their music premiered by harpischordist Sara Stowe at her Music of Starrs and Skies concert. Premieres of music by Philip Joy, Peter Thorne, Laurence Glazier and Jenni Pinnock will be performed alongside a varied programme of music including other newly commissioned works. The concert will beContinue reading “Upcoming concert: Music of Starrs and Skies”

Piano Project 2018: An afternoon of new music

Piano Project 2018 is the third Piano Project event run by Dylan Christopher and Colchester New Music. For each event, composers have been invited to submit scores for aspirant pianists – between the levels of grade 1 and grade 5, and no longer than 5 minutes in length – to be considered for the project.Continue reading “Piano Project 2018: An afternoon of new music”

Announcing the Piano Project 2018 shortlisted works

We can now announce the shortlist of pieces for CNM’s Piano Project 2018, presented in collaboration with EPTA. These pieces, written by contemporary composers for learner pianists of ABRSM grade 1-5 standard, form the list from which students and teachers will select works for the final concert in Chelmsford in summer 2018. The shortlisted worksContinue reading “Announcing the Piano Project 2018 shortlisted works”

Jenni Pinnock appointed mentor for Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme

CNM member Jenni Pinnock has been appointed as a composer mentor for Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme, which pairs composers with amateur ensembles around the UK. Jenni has previously been a participant in Adopt a Composer, producing a commission for Dorset’s Quangle Wangle choir. Jenni says: “Being part of Adopt a Composer in 2013-14Continue reading “Jenni Pinnock appointed mentor for Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme”