CD Release on LSO LiveApril 29th sees the release of The Panufnik Legacies including the piece "...from bursting suns escaping..." which Christian wrote for the LSO Panufnik Project in 2006.
Lucerne Festival Orchestral PremiereOn September 7th the world premiere of Isolarion for orchestra will take place at Lucerne Festival.
Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary MusicOn August 8th the world premiere of a new commission, The Years of Light, for two voices and large mixed ensemble will take place at Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music.
March - August 2013
Forthcoming European PerformancesHeaven's Chimes are Slow for flute and piano will be performed by Adam Walker and Marino Formenti at Wigmore Hall, London, on April 6th at 11.30am. May 16th sees the second performance of Incandescence for solo cello by Jean-Guihen Queyras at Luxembourg Philharmonie (Salle de Musique de Chambre). On May 17th the Ligeti Quartet will perform Mason's arrangement of Huang Hai-Huai's Racing Horses at MOOT @ St Nicholas Church, Brighton. On August 4th Noctilucence will be performed at the Festival Messiaen au pays de la Meije, by London Sinfonietta and George Benjamin.
The Octandre Ensemble: Medieval ModernistOn Saturday December 8th The Octandre Ensemble will perform Noctilucence and Fragments for Eternity alongside works by Birtwistle, Holst and Stravinsky. For full details please click here.
British Composer AwardsLearning Self-Modulation has won the Instrumental Solo/Duo category of the British Composer Awards. For further details please click here. On Sunday 9 December at 2pm there will be a broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Song Cycle premiere: Aldeburgh, October 20th 2012As part of the 2012 Britten Weekend Christian's song cycle On Love and Death - 5 Rossetti Songs (2009 - 2011) will be premiered by soprano Emily Hindrichs and pianist Joseph Middleton. For further details please click here.
Lucerne Festival Academy Workshop: September 1st 2012Christian recently completed the large orchestral work Isolarion: Rituals of Resonance. It is due to be performed by conductor Gergely Madaras in a public workshop led by Pierre Boulez in Lucerne on September 1st 2012. For further details please click here.
Mendelssohn Scholarship 2012Christian was recently awarded the prestigious Mendelssohn Scholarship.
Listen on SoundcloudA selection of solo, chamber and orchestral works are now available to hear here.
Making Noise Quietly at Donmar WarehouseChristian is currently working on the music for Peter Gill's production of Robert Holman's play Making Noise Quietly, showing from April 19th - May 26th at Donmar Warehouse, London. For further details and tickets please see www.donmarwarehouse.com.
April 17 2012
Learning Self-Modulation - Swiss Radio BroadcastCarolin Widmann's Fribourg performance of Learning Self-Modulation will be broadcast on Tuesday 17th April 2012 on Espace 2's "Concert du Mardi"
LSO Brass Quintet: Isolarion IIOn April 16th LSO Brass Quintet will premiere Christian's recently commissioned Isolarion II in Hiroshima, Japan, followed by performances in Tokyo.
Octandre Ensemble: Embracing EternityOn December 13th The Octandre Ensemble will perform three of Christian's works, including the world premiere of Heaven's Chimes Are Slow (for flute and piano), in the wonderful setting of Leighton House Museum. Please see www.octandre.com for further details and tickets.
Learning Self-Modulation: European tourChristian recently completed Learning Self-Modulation, a new violin/piano duo, to be performed in Paris, Madrid and London by Carolin Widmann and Simon Lepper in October.
Premiere at Aldeburgh FestivalThe first performance of Christian's new work Incandescence for solo cello, written for the wonderful virtuoso Jean-Guihen Queyras, will be performed by him at this years Aldeburgh festival.