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Kevin Volans

Publisher: Chester Music

One of the most remarkable musical minds of our time.— Christopher Ballantine, International Record Review


A composer of staggering gifts.— Annette Morreau, The Independent
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2015 CD of violin:piano and other chamber works released
  • 2014 RTÉ lyric fm releases CD of orchestral works
  • 2011 BBC Proms commission and premiere of Piano Concerto No. 3
  • 2010 viola:piano wins RPS Award for Chamber-Scale Composition
  • 2010 premiere of Symphony: Daar kom die Alibama at Edinburgh International Festival
  • 2008 Collaboration in the UK and Germany with Jürgen Partenheimer
  • 2006Piano Concerto No. 2 commissioned by San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and premiered with Marc-André Hamelin
  • 2001 international tour of Zeno at 4am, a dramatic collaboration with William Kentridge
  • 1999 fiftieth birthday concert at London’s South Bank Centre
  • 1995 Piano Concerto commission from BBC Proms
  • 1993 premiere of The Man with Footsoles of Wind, Almeida Opera
  • 1992 Kronos Quartet disc featuring White Man Sleeps reaches No 1 in classical charts
  • 1986-9 Composer-in-Residence at Queen’s University, Belfast





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