St Magnus Festival & Radio 3
Jul 2018

St Magnus Festival & Radio 3

We have just embarked on our most ambitious commissioning project to date.

Goldberg Variations Plus made its debut at the St Magnus Festival in June 2018 and was part of Ensemble Perpetuo’s stay in Orkney which included a concert with the violinist, Elena Urioste and pianist, Tom Poster. The latter was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 during the summer.

Goldberg Variations Plus sees the culmination of a big commissioning project masterminded by Perpetuo violinist, Fenella Humphreys. With Bach’s Goldberg Variations as a starting point, composers David Fennessy, Donald Grant, Alasdair Nicolson, Aidan O’Rourke & Ailie Robertson were all commissioned to write new works for Perpetuo’s string trio to perform.

This project was generously supported by the PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund.

Recordings of the works featured in this project are due to be recorded for Champs Hill Records in early 2019 so do sign up to our newsletter to hear the latest on our new projects!

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