for solo piano and chamber orchestra (2011)
2(fl.2 dbl. picc.).2.2.2 / 126.96.36.199 / timp. / 188.8.131.52.2
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
"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."