A Concerto for the 21st Century

Following the achievements of Charlotte Barbour-Condini and Sophie Westbrooke in the BBC Young Musician competition, Barbara Law (the teacher of Charlotte and Sophie) and Evelyn Nallen have commissioned Graham Fitkin to write a landmark recorder concerto for 2017. His recent cello concerto, commissioned and premiered at the BBC proms by Yo Yo Ma, was an outstanding success.

They have asked Graham to use 6 different sizes of recorder (just one player!), all amplified to enhance the sound — just as any guitarist playing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez does — confirming the place of the recorder in the 21st century concert hall.

There is a fund-raising target of £25,000 and you can read more about the project here.