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Laurence Osborn

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Laurence Osborn

Composer

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09/10/19

Classical Music Magazine interviewed me about the upcoming world première of Juvenilia. You can read it here. Juvenilia will be performed by the New London Chamber Choir, conducted by Matthew Hamilton, at the CLF Art Café Peckham on October 17th.

30/09/19

This week, the Britten Sinfonia and Mahan Esfahani will be giving the world première of This Isn’t Me I’m Not Mechanical for Solo Harpsichord and Chamber Ensemble at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (October 1st), Wigmore Hall, London (October 2nd), and St Andrews Hall, Norwich (October 4th). Tickets for all of these concerts are available from the Britten Sinfonia website here.

09/09/19

I am one of this year’s recipients of the PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund. The award will go towards funding the London première and studio recording of Ctrl (2017). Read more about the Composers’ Fund’s current recipients here.

04/09/19

The date for the world première of Juvenilia has changed to October 17th 2019. The venue is still CLF Art Café, and tickets are available via the New London Chamber Choir website.

21/08/19

Tickets are now available for the London première of Ctrl (2017), which will be performed by The Riot Ensemble and soloist Sarah Dacey along with pieces by Liza Lim and Aaron Holloway-Nahum at Kings Place, Hall One, on February 14th 2020. Click here to book.

19/08/19

Read my Q+A ahead of the world première of This Isn’t Me I’m Not Mechanical for Mahan Esfahani and the Britten Sinfonia here. This Isn’t Me I’m Not Mechanical will be performed as part of the Britten Sinfonia’s ‘At Lunch Series’ at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge on 1st October, Wigmore Hall, London on 2nd October, and St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich on 4th October. Tickets can be booked via the Britten Sinfonia website.

02/08/19

Living Floors for Violoncello and Double Bass (2013) has been released by the Berkeley Ensemble on Resonus Classics, along with works by George Benjamin, Oliver Knussen, Colin Matthews, Barnaby Martin, and Samuel Wesley Lewis. Living Floors is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music, and available for purchase here.

23/07/19

The w.p. of the first two movements of Absorber, performed by Zubin Kanga at Nonclassical in May, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show on July 20th 2019. The episode is available to listen to here, at approx. 1:02:50.

09/07/19

Ctrl for Amplified Solo Soprano and 13 Players will be given its Dutch première by soloist Sarah Dacey and The Riot Ensemble cond. Aaron Holloway-Nahum at November Music Festival, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands on November 3rd 2019. Click here to book tickets.

17/06/19 

My piece for cello and double bass, Living Floors, has been recorded by The Berkeley Ensemble, and is due to be released on Resonus Classics on August 2nd 2019. You can preorder a copy of the CD here.

25/04/19 

Priority bookings can now be made for the London performance of my new piece for harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani and the Britten Sinfonia, which will take place at the Wigmore Hall as part of the Britten Sinfonia’s At Lunch Series. The performance is on 2nd October 2019 at 1pm, and will be preceded by a pre-concert talk. Tickets are available here.

05/04/19 

Tickets are now available for the w.p. of Juvenilia, which was commissioned last year by the New London Chamber Choir. Juvenilia is a compilation of ‘playground’ settings, including rhymes, games, chants, insults, and computer cheat codes. It will be performed by the NLCC at CLF Art Café, Peckham, on the 10th October 2019. Click here to book tickets.

26/03/19 

The w.p. of my orchestration of Purcell’s Fantazia: 3 Parts on a Ground, which will be performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with members of the LPO Junior Academy at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, on 27th April 2019. More information is available here.

27/02/19 

Tickets are now available for the second performance of my piece for pianist Zubin Kanga, which will be performed at Kings Place, London, as part of the Illuminate Concert Series, on November 29th 2019. Tickets are available here.

04/02/19 

Tickets are now available for the w.p. of my new piece for pianist Zubin Kanga, which will be performed at Nonclassical @ The Victoria, Dalston, on May 22nd 2019, alongside a new piece by Neil Luck and performances from The House of Bedlam. Tickets are available here.

14/01/19 

A video about how I wrote Kindertotenspiel, which was first performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir James MacMillan last year, is now up on the LPO Youtube Channel. Click here to watch it.

29/12/18 

The recording of Me and 4 Ponys being performed live at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, is now available to listen to on my Soundcloud here. It was performed by Ensemble 360.

15/12/18 

My article about writer’s block and Me and 4 Ponys has been publish on the Royal Philharmonic Society’s blog. To read it, click here.

02/12/18 

My piano quintet, Me and 4 Ponys was premiered by Ensemble 360 at Emmanuel Church, Barnsley on 30th November 2018, with repeat performances given at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield on December 1st, for Music in the Round Festival. The piece was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, and recorded for BBC Radio 3 for broadcast in Summer 2019. More information about the piece can be found in this article for Classical Music Magazine.

04/09/18

Micrographia was recorded by The Riot Ensemble at the studio at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Cologne, Germnay. It will be broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur and released on Coviello Contemporary in Autumn 2019.

29/08/18

The video of the world premiere of Kindertotenspiel, which was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir James MacMillan, is now available to view here

13/08/18

Tickets are now available for the first two performances of my new piano quintet, Me and 4 Ponys, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society for Music In The Round Festival 2018. The piece will be performed at Emmanuel Church, Barnsley on November 30th, and Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, on December 1st.

05/07/18

Tickets are available for the world premiere of Kindertotenspiel, which will be performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir James MacMillan on July 9th at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Click here to book.

04/05/18

The Mother has received a four-star review in The Stage. To read it, click here.

26/04/18

The Mother received its world premiere at POSK London, on April 25th 2018. It was staged by Mahogany Opera Group, directed by Frederic Wake-Walker, and conducted by Jamie Man. The ensemble was CHROMA.

04/04/18

I will be discussing collaboration and The Mother on a panel with Mahogany Opera Group's Frederic Wake-Walker and Ally Rosser, and composers Rolf Hind and Jamie Man as part of Southbank Centre's Composers' Collective series at 11am on Sunday 15th April. Book tickets here.

16/03/18

My article about only sons and single mothers, and the inspiration for The Mother, is now up on the Mahogany Opera Group website. Read it here.

27/02/18

Tickets are now available for the world premiere of the concert version of my opera, The Mother. The Mother will be performed by Mahogany Opera Group dir. Frederic Wake-Walker and CHROMA cond. Jamie Man. Tickets are available here, and more information about the opera can be found on the Mahogany Opera Group website.

21/01/18

Tickets are now available for the world premiere of ELITE for Tenor, Keyboard, and 2 Synthesisers, at Filthy Lucre at Hackney Showroom on 24th February. Click here to book.

14/01/18

Tickets are now available for Nonclassical's Rise of the Machines #2, including the world premiere of Interdimensional Cable - one of five movements for drum machine and orchestra to be performed by the Nonclassical Orchestra and conducted by Jessica Cottis. Click here to book.

18/12/17

April in the Amazon has been shortlisted for the ICSM World Music Days 2018 in Beijing. April in the Amazon was commissioned by Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival, and performed by Lore Lixenberg and CHROMA cond. Timothy Burke in 2014. To see the full shortlist, click here. To watch the world premiere performance online, click here.

27/11/17

The world premiere performance of Ctrl at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on 24th November 2017 has received positive reviews in The Arts Desk, The Financial Times, and 5:4. Ctrl was performed by Sarah Dacey and The Riot Ensemble cond. Aaron Holloway Nahum. For more information about the piece, click here.

13/09/17

I have been selected for the LPO Leverhulme Young Composers Scheme 2017/18, along with composers Lillie Harris, Karol Nepelski, Neil Smith, and Ailie Robertson. For more information about the scheme, click here.

04/08/17

I have been awarded the RPS Composition Prize, and will be writing a piece for Music in the Round Festival 2018. For details, click here.