Ian Stephens’ Bassoon Sonata is the set work for the Florence Woodbridge Prize. Five young bassoonists will be performing it on Friday 5 July at Royal Academy of Music, London with pianist Richard Shaw.
Bassoon Sonata has received a great review from one of today’s finest bassoonists John Orford in the Summer 2019 edition of Double Reed News:
This is undoubtably a highly accomplished composition, very well written for both bassoon and piano. For me, all the rhythmic ideas make it a fascinating work which is both challenging and satisfying. I can seriously recommend its addition to our repertoire, but definitely not for the faint hearted. I’m really looking forward to working on it with my students and hearing it in one or more of their recitals.John Orford
Also, Ian Stephen’s Three Cornish Songs are being performed by the tenors and basses of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir in Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday 7 July 2019. Stephens himself conducting and the pianist is Robert Chesters.
Ian Stephens has just completed a huge load of arrangements of Beatles tunes for 11 concerts with the Bootleg Beatles and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in their 2019-20 tour. Stephens is the arranger for the whole concert.
Composers Edition is proud to publish Ian Stephens’ music, including Bassoon Sonata and Three Cornish Songs, which are available on our website and on nkoda.
Friday 5 July 2019, 9.40am
Florence Woodbridge Bassoon Prize
Henry Wood Room, Royal Academy of Music, London.
Sunday 7 July 2019, 7pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir
Blackburn Cathedral, Lancashire, UK
And in the End Tour 2019/20
A Celebration of 50 Years of Abbey Road and Let It Be – Bootleg Beatles and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
UK, September 2019 – May 2020
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