Past Schemes


We have been running our “Composing For…” talent development schemes since 2013, supporting the creation of new works for solo instruments by emerging and early career composers by providing sustained, one-to-one contact with our expert musicians. The works created through our schemes are listed below. You can watch HD multicamera films and listen to audio by clicking the relevant icons.

Composing for French Horn (2018)

McDonnell, Anselm Testimony
Wee, Bertram inept fragment
Miller, Richard E. Rats Alley
Laidlow, Robert Invisible Horizon
Bullen, Richard Carne Levare
Messer, Samuel Stray

Composing for Guzheng (2018)

Friel, Patrick Gazing at Mountains
McPherson, Henry Crocus
Randle, Rhiannon Sepia

Composing for Flute & Clarinet (2018)

Stevenson, George Algol
Gravina, Euchar the one was the other
Davies, Shaun micro-stressors
Hunt, Edmund The Fields Beneath Lough Foyle
Paxton, Alex TWOChant with Paints
Polevaya, Sophya Pocket Nursery Rhymes

Composing for Violin & Cello (2018)

Fenton, Hutson Constrained
Iball, James wellwolker
Aileen, Sweeney Numb
Robertson, Ailie 100 Colours, All of them Grey
Murphy, Lewis In Sea
Jones, Patrick John The Vanity of Small Differences

Composing for Piano (2017)

Roche, David John Ten Acre Riots!
Forbes, Gregor Terraces
Harris, Lillie Vitreous
Fardon, Daniel Foil
Coblentz, Hunter Quiet Music, Music for Piano
Allan, Robert Reid The Palace of Light

Composing for flute (2017)

Leomo, Kevin Nocturne for alto flute
Barkley, Daniel Slither and Snap (2)
Mattison, Liam Imagined Balcony scene #2 For Solo Piccolo
Longworth, Peter Arabesque
Ho, Alex As if we had not been
Cryne, Michael In Cloud Light

Composing for Percussion (2017)

Bonet, Núria Satan Nasal Pie
Comerford, Rory Blues for Clavé
Mark, Brian Invocation
Howard, Dani Shades
McPhee, Lucy Transmitting for percussion and looping pedal
Armstrong, Lucy Space Adventure

Composing for Trombone (2017)

Haines, Caroline Electro-Acoustic Study (Sludge)
Elton, Clare On the surface
Hoyle, James Albany Eikon
Valdez, José Rafael Subía Long to Reign Over Us
Morgan-Williams, Bethan In Kenopsia

Composing for Clarinet (2016)

Cole, William Loure
McReynolds, Richard Recur
Slater, Angela Elizabeth Nacreous Contours
Ekmektsoglou, Manolis Subtraction Melody
Gaddas, James Scattered
Williamson, James Fault-Klang

Composing for Cello (2016)

Hennell-Foley, Nicholas For Cello
Smith, Neil Tòmas Line as Shape in Time
Mackay, Shona Cloud Hands
Hirst, Jordan Crooked Trees
Roth, Alex Movement, Change, Light, Growth, Decay
Harrold, Tom Speechless Skies

Composing for Violin (2015)

Martin, Barnaby LEDA ATOMICA (world première)
Dyer, Mark Growing Space for Artefact (world première)
Carroll, Mark A collection of violent impulses (world première)
Sully, Sophie Ythsie (world première)
Riley, Andrea Shaking the Patterns (world première)

Composing for Cimbalom (2014)

Betteridge, Michael Mancunian Drizzle
Geyer, Leo Jasmine (World premiere)
Bonet, Nuria Pota (world première)
Velastin, Xavier Relapse Regret (world premiere)