for solo piano and chamber orchestra (2011)

2(fl.2 dbl. picc.).2.2.2 / / timp. /

Duration: 17'

Commissioned by Liverpool Mozart Orchestra in its Diamond Jubilee Year with support from the PRS for Music Foundation

World première: Alexandra Dariescu (piano) / Liverpool Mozart Orchestra / cond. Mark Heron, Pacific Road Venue, Birkenhead, UK, 8th October 2011

Winner of the Making Music British Composer Award 2012


Programme Note

Mesmerism for piano and chamber orchestra is one in a series of works inspired by mathematician Ada Lovelace ...


"In this piece the composer stretches the ability of amateur musicians without over-taxing them: the thoroughly imaginative contemporary sound-world is for once eminently realisable by non-professionals. The harmonic language of the music is lucid and beautiful, sustaining at the heart of the piece a great sense of stillness. This is an original voice."

Making Music British Composer Award 2012