I am delighted to be premiering new piece ‘En Sourdine’ by composer Joel Järventausta, commissioned by Jennifer Coumbe for a commemorative concert to honour the late Charles Richardson. Though the concert has currently been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, I look forward to singing in the concert when it is rescheduled in the autumn.
It was a wonderful experience to collaborate again on a piece; Joel and I discussed ideas and tried out sketches of the piece at different stages as he built it into a complete work. The piece is for soprano and viola and I very much enjoyed working in this duo for the first time; Katherine Clark is the violist for the premiere and we quickly became responsive to each other in rehearsals, bringing the piece to life.
Details of the premiere will be released in due course.