Performances Autumn/Winter 2015

Many apologies for the lack of updates over the last few months. I got married just over a week ago and the run up to the wedding left little time to keep on top of anything other than composing and wedding planning!

I have a few projects in the pipe-line for Autumn/Winter:


Sorrow’s Share
17th September, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.
A Chamber Opera written for the culmination of Jerwood Opera Writing Programme.
Tickets here

Positive/Negative Space
20th November, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Riot Ensemble.
The Riot Ensemble will give the second performance of Positive/Negative Space at Bates Mill Blending Shed, 9.30pm. Originally commissioned by the London Sinfonietta in 2013.
More info and tickets here

My solo flute piece, Kinesphere, will be released on NMC as part of the London Sinfonietta Shorts Series. Date tbc.

The Journey Between Us
11th/12th February 2016 Southwark Playhouse, London.
I am working on a commission for the London Sinfonietta. A performance of music and short stories read by Lisa Dwan. More on this soon!
Tickets here

Class, Race and Classical Music: Positive Action, Negative Reaction?

I will be on the panel for a discussion on positive action, hosted by the London Music Masters. Other panellists include Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, Stephen Frost, Former Head of Diversity and Inclusion for London Olympic and Paralympic Games and current Head of Diversity and Inclusion at KPMG, and Vanessa Reed, Executive Director of The PRS for Music Foundation, chaired by writer and journalist Tom Service.

7pm, 20th April, 2015. Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London.

More information and tickets here.

Projects January – March 2015

Impuls Festival

I will be participating in the Impuls Academy as part of the Impuls Festival in Graz, Austria, this February. I am looking forward to hearing a lot of new music and working with a variety of exciting musicians and composers.

Jerwood Opera-writing Programme

I will be in Aldeburgh once again for a week of opera immersion in March! Looking forward to starting a new project and building relationships with other opera practitioners.

Evening Standard ‘Londoner to Watch in 2014′

The Evening Standard has listed me as a ‘Londoner to watch in 2014′ :

Classical music is still considered a man’s world but Fernando — one of three young winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s composition prize last year — is trying to challenge that. The Bow resident’s work was played at the Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall last month, and she has a concert at the end of May at the Royal Festival Hall.
— London Evening Standard, 2nd January 2014

The full article is available here.

Film of ‘Look Up’ at LOD Muziektheater, Belgium

Here is a short film of the premiere of Look Up at LOD in Ghent (December 2014) with the singers of Silbersee, viola da gamba and electronics.

There is a little intro from me explaining some of the ideas behind the piece.


Jennifer Van der Hart- soprano
Elsbeth Gerritsen – mezzo
Steven van Gils – tenor
Arnout Lems – baritone
Pieter Vandeveire – viola da gamba
Wouter Snoei – electronics