2018 Programme Of Events


London Ear 2018 features three main themes: music by Japanese composers, music by composers from countries with a Baltic coastline, and a retrospective look at the music of Luciano Berio, including his complete works for piano, and several of his Sequenzas for solo instruments. As always there are several world and British premieres, many by British composers. The festival programme below shows the wide range of nationalities of the composers represented in London Ear 2018; performers come from the UK, Japan, Finland, Poland, Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
The programme below lists all the concerts and the supporting events such as talks and workshops.
Booking not yet open. Please note this is a provisional plan, and that times and venues may change.
** = World première;  * = UK première

WEDNESDAY 21st March:          

   6.30 pm  CELLO FACTORY: Festival Reception, and short performance by the
                  London Ear Featured Young Performer(s) and harpist Gabriella dall’Olio


THURSDAY 22nd March:

   9.30 am  HOLYWELL MUSIC SHOP:  Harp Workshop with Gabriella dall’Olio
   6.00 pm  CELLO FACTORY: Luciano BERIO – Sequenza for Voice Laura Monaghan (soprano)
   6.15 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  Pre-concert talk with Christopher Fox
   7.30 pm  WAREHOUSE:  [Concert 1] London Sinfonietta  with Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano)
Christopher FOX- Caoineadh **
Franco DONATONI – L’Ultima Sera
Gabriele COSMI – New work **
Yuta BANDOH – New work **
Toru TAKEMITSU – Quatrain II
    9.30 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  [Concert 2] Uroboros Ensemble and Jonathan Powell (piano)
Andrea CAVALLARI – New work **
Gwyn PRITCHARD – Madrigal
Franco DONATONI – Small
Luciano BERIO – Six Encores
A Composers’ Competition finalist – Piece for ensemble
A Composers’ Competition finalist – Piece for piano solo

FRIDAY 23rd March:

   9.30 am  CELLO FACTORY:  Flute workshop with Roberto Fabbriciani
   12.30 pm CELLO FACTORY:  [Concert 3] Piano Recital by Jonathan Powell (UK)
Arururas BUMšTEINAS – Armchair Traveller’s Delight *
Gaile GRICIUTE – This Too Will Pass*
Dobromiła JASKOT – Atnongara *
Dariusz PRYZBYLSKI – In the Shadow of Emily D *
Luciano BERIO – Sonata for Piano
   6.00 pm  CELLO FACTORY: Luciano BERIO – Sequenza for FluteRoberto Fabbriciani (flute)
   6.15 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  Pre-concert talk – TBC
   7.30 pm  WAREHOUSE:  [Concert 4]  Ensemble ö! 
Asia AHMETJANOVA – New work **
Misato MOCHIZUKI – Voilages *
David Sonton CAFLISCH – Attilas Nacht *
Rolan MOSER – A Poem and a Scene *
Luciano BERIO – Oh King
Jonathan HARVEY – Lotuses
A Composers’ Competition finalist – Piece for ensemble
   9.30 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  [Concert 5]  UMS ‘n JIP, Roberto Fabbriciani (flute) and Jonathan Powell (piano)
James ERBER – New work for solo piano **
Franco DONATONI – Midior
Beat GYSIN – Der Spanier *
JIP – Modul 1.1 *
Kotoka SUZUKI – Reservoir *

SATURDAY 24th March:

   12.30 pm CELLO FACTORY:  [Concert 6]  Roberto Fabbriciani and Neo Quartet
Erik-Sven TUUR – String Quartet No.2 ‘Lost Prayers’ *
Henrik STRINDBERG – Zum-Zum *
Martin STAUNING – Welkende Schalen *
Toshio HOSOKAWA – Vertical Song 1 (flute solo) *
A Composers’ Competition finalist – Piece for flute solo
   2.00 pm  WAREHOUSE:  Composers’ Workshop with Misato Mochizuki
   6.00 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  Luciano BERIOSequenza for pianoJonathan Powell (piano)
   6.15 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  Pre-concert talk by Talia Pecker Berio (tbc)
  7.00 pm  ST JOHN’S CHURCH:  [Concert 7]  Helsinki Chamber Choir, cond: Nils Schweckendiek
Luciano BERIO – Cries of London
Mailika KISHINO – Prayer / Inori **(this version)
Alejandro VINAO – Fear **
Antti AUVINEN – on,-ne,-ni *
   9.00 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  [Concert 8]  Ensemble Via Nova
Peter LANG – Cembra *
Johannes HILDEBRANDT – Funf*
Helmut ZAPF – New work **
Susanne STELZENBACH – Metamorphose 1 *
Hollie HARDING – New work **
Toshio HOSOKAWA – In die Tiefe der Zeit
Eunsil KWON – New work **

SUNDAY 25th March:

12.30 pm CELLO FACTORY:  [Concert 9]  Brunch Concert with UMS ‘n JIP and Tomoko Akasaka (viola)
Shintaro IMAI – Subtle Oscillation *
Luciano BERIO – Gesti
Haris KITTOS – Hectic *
Toshio HOSOKAWA – Threnody
A Composers’ Competition finalist – Piece for viola solo
   5.30 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  Luciano BERIO – Sequenza for Viola Tomoko Akasaka (viola)
   6.15 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  Pre-concert talk – TBC
   7.00 pm  CELLO FACTORY:  [Concert 10]  Neo Quartet and Jonathan Powell (piano)
Iannis XENAKIS – Akea
Rebecca SAUNDERS – Fletch
Dariusz PRZYBYLSKI – Green and Maroon, Homage a Mark Rothko
Akira NISHIMURA – String Quartet No.2 ‘Pulses of Light’
Luciano BERIO – Cinque Variazioni
Luciano BERIO – Rounds
A Composers’ Competition finalist – Piece for string quartet