The Viola Commissioning Circle
Viola Commissioning Circle

Anders Hillborg Viola Concerto

World premiere with the RLPO conducted by Andrew Manze

Thursday 21st October 2021 7.30pm

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Anders Hillborg Viola Concerto

Lockdown Commissions

'mixed phrases' by Héloïse Werner

Saturday 31st July 2021 5 pm

Released on Instagram and YouTube

The eighth of the Lockdown Commissions for unaccompanied viola, this one with voice

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London premiere 22 June 2021 Wigmore Hall performed by Lawrence Power and Héloïse Werner

Lockdown Commissions

A Night in Paris

Lawrence Power's first concert as Wigmore Hall Associate Artist, included the premiere of Lockdown Commission #8 'mixed phrases' by Héloïse Werner

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 7.30pm

Wigmore Hall, London

Lawrence Power (Violin/Viola)
Simon Crawford-Phillips (Piano)
Héloïse Werner (Voice)
 

See https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/lawrence-power-simon-crawford-phillips-heloise-werner-202106221930 for full details

A Night in Paris

Kurt Schwertsik 'Haydn Lived in Eisenstadt' for viola and piano

Commissioned for Timothy Ridout

Monday 10th May 2021 1pm

Wigmore Hall, London
live streamed and broadcast live

Timothy Ridout and Tom Poster

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for Timothy Ridout's New Generation Artist Lunchtime Recital

Co-commissioned by Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus

Further supported by Alan Sainer and Michael Gwinnell

Live stream no longer available

Kurt Schwertsik 'Haydn Lived in Eisenstadt' for viola and piano

Lockdown Commissions

'Locked in C' by Erkki-Sven Tüür

Tuesday 13th April 2021 5 pm

Released on Instagram and YouTube

The seventh of the Lockdown Commissions for unaccompanied viola

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Lockdown Commissions

Lockdown Commissions

'This Poor Room' by William Marsey

Saturday 26th December 2020 5 pm

Released on Instagram and YouTube

The sixth of the Lockdown Commissions for unaccompanied viola

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Lockdown Commissions

Lockdown Commissions

'Matchless Space' by Martyn Brabbins

Sunday 1st November 2020 5 pm

Released on Instagram and YouTube

The fifth of the Lockdown Commissions for unaccompanied viola

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Lockdown Commissions

Lockdown Commissions

'Daylonging, Slacktide' by Cassandra Miller

Sunday 6th September 2020 5pm

Released on Instagram and YouTube

The fourth of the Lockdown Commissions for unaccompanied viola

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Lockdown Commissions

Benjamin Britten - Elegy for Solo Viola

Filmed at the Red House, Aldeburgh

Sunday 23rd August 2020

Benjamin Britten's youthful work filmed during a Lockdown Commission recording session

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Benjamin Britten - Elegy for Solo Viola

Lockdown Commissions

'Objets Trouvés' by Esa-Pekka Salonen

Monday 10th August 2020 5pm

Released on Instagram and YouTube

The third of the Lockdown Commissions for unaccompanied viola

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Lockdown Commissions

Lockdown Commissions

'Quartet for One' by Garth Knox

Friday 26th June 2020 5pm

Released on Instagram and YouTube

The second of the Lockdown Commissions for unaccompanied viola

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Lockdown Commissions

Lockdown Commissions

'Power' by Huw Watkins

Friday 5th June 2020 5pm

Released on Instagram and YouTube

The first of the Lockdown Commissions for unaccompanied viola

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Lockdown Commissions

Thomas Adès Three Berceuses UK Premiere

Monday 21st October 2019 1.00 pm

Wigmore Hall, London

Part of a BBC Radio 3 Lunch Time Concert

with Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

broadcast live

Thomas Adès Three Berceuses world premiere

Verbier Festival

Sunday 21st July 2019 8pm

Église, Verbier, Switzerland

Part of Rencontres Inédites
George Li, piano, and various other works and artists

Gerald Barry Viola Concerto world premiere

Britten Sinfonia/Thomas Adès

Tuesday 21st May 2019 7.30pm

Barbican Hall, London

Part of the Thomas Adès Beethoven Symphony/Barry Cycle which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3

There was another performance at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, on Saturday 18th May 2019

Celebration of Launch

by invitation

Thursday 24th January 2019 7 for 7.30 pm

Maestro Arts
One Eastfields Avenue
London SW18 1FQ

An informal concert featuring the Adès Three Berceuses and other works performed by Lawrence Power.  We shall celebrate those who have become Underwriting Members since the Launch and provide an opportunity for those unable to attend the Launch to learn about our plans. The commissioning process will be illustrated by a discussion of the Gerald Barry Viola Concerto.

Kindly hosted by Maestro Arts

Huw Watkins Lawrence Power and Tom Ades
Huw Watkins Lawrence Power and Tom Ades

Launch Concert

by invitation

Wednesday 19th September 2018 7 for 7.30pm

22 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NR

Join us for a drink on arrival. Then Lawrence Power accompanied by Huw Watkins will perform the premiere of the first of Three Berceuses by Thomas Adès, and other pieces written for him; you will learn more about the Viola Commissioning Circle, our plans to underwrite the commissioning of new works for the viola, and how we are seeking supporters and collaborators.

Followed by drinks and canapés.

Kindly hosted by Bob and Elisabeth Boas.

Lawrence Power [photo: Jack Liebeck]
Lawrence Power [photo: Jack Liebeck]