|Errollyn Wallen (Picture Robert McFadzean)|
Throughout June 2020, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC) deliberate to premiere a brand new piano concerto specifically commissioned by outgoing principal, Julian Lloyd-Webber, who says of the piece, “Certainly one of my final acts as Principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire was to plan a live performance which emphasised the wealthy variety that exists in classical music whenever you look past the floor. I additionally needed to have a good time two fantastic skills intently related to the conservatoire; the pianist and RBC alumna, Rebeca Omordia and the composer and RBC professor, Errollyn Wallen. The outcome was RBC’s first-ever fee and a brand new Piano Concerto by Errollyn composed particularly for Rebeca“
COVID put paid to that premiere, however lastly on 4 November 2022, Rebeca Omordia will premiere Errollyn Wallen’s new Piano Concerto, with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Symphony Orchestra carried out by Michael Seal, on the conservatoire’s Bradshaw Corridor on 4 November 2022. The live performance additionally consists of Dorween Carwithen’s ODTAA Overture, and music by Angela Elizabeth Slater and Leonard Bernstein.
The concerto can also be being recorded by Rebeca Omordia, BBC Live performance Orchestra, conductor John Andrews for launch on the Resonus Classics label.
Full particulars from the conservatoire’s web site.