Ensemble 2021 gave the first performance of my first String Quartet at the Seoul National University in South Korea on Monday 9th May. Since the piece was written in 2011, it was both a relief and a revelation to hear the recording of the premiere. When you have only heard a piece in your head for so long, you have only one idea of how the piece sounds; yet it has never been heard. Listening to the recording taught me several things about the way I write, as well as reminding me that my own interpretation of my music is certainly not the only one. The quartet gave a thoroughly committed performance which comes across really well on the recording. My Quartet was played alongside works by Sukja Na, Donatoni, Peter Eotvos and Schoenberg. I only wish I could have been there!
Link to page to the College of Music at SNU.