The Viola Commissioning Circle
Viola Commissioning Circle

Works written for Lawrence Power

Colin Matthews Calmo (1999); Luminoso (2006); Scorrevole (2006) for viola and piano
Calmo first performed 10 January 2000
Purcell Room, London as part of the Park Lane Group’s Young Artists New Year Series:
Lawrence Power: Simon Crawford-Phillips
Luminoso commissioned by the BBC for the BBC Proms Chamber Music Series
Luminoso and Scorrevole first performed 28 August 2006 along with Oscuro (1999) and Calmo as part of the complete work entitled Four Moods
Cadogan Hall, London. Lawrence Power; Simon Crawford-Phillips

Huw Watkins Fantasy (2006) for viola and piano
Commissioned and funded by Seaton Music
World premiere 15 February 2007
Seaton Music Club, Devon. Lawrence Power; Huw Watkins

Julian Anderson Prayer (2009) for solo viola
Commissioned by the Nash Concert Society for the Nash Ensemble
First Performance 5 March 2009
Wigmore Hall, London. Lawrence Power

Alexander Goehr Hymn to Night (2010) for viola with piano accompaniment
First performance 30 June 2010
Wigmore Hall, London. Lawrence Power; Simon Crawford-Phillips

Charlotte Bray 'Invisible Cities' (2012) for viola and piano
Commissioned by the Verbier Festival of Music, Switzerland
World Premiere 23 July 2012 L'Église, Verbier. Lawrence Power; Julien Quentin

James Macmillan Viola Concerto (2013)
Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
World Premiere 15 January 2014
Royal Festival Hall, London. Lawrence Power; London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski

Esa-Pekka Salonen Pentatonic Étude (2008, revised 2014) for solo viola
Written at the suggestion of an un-named musician
World Premiere 12 February 2015 Wigmore Hall, London. Lawrence Power

Mark-Anthony Turnage Power Play (2014) for viola and piano
Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation, and The Doelen Concert Hall, Rotterdam
World Premiere 12 February 2015 Wigmore Hall, London. Lawrence Power; Simon Crawford-Phillips