Admission Price: Free to attend; please reserve a place
Outstanding exponent of new clarinet music Heather Roche presents three works from her new album Headlong, dedicated to the kaleidoscopic music of composer Christopher Fox and recorded at City's sound studios last year. Roche will also play other gems from the repertoire for solo clarinet, and clarinet and electronics.
Born in Canada, Heather Roche lives in London. Recently referred to as "The Queen of Multiphonics" on BBC Radio 3, she appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician at European festivals, including the London Contemporary Music Festival, Acht Brücken (Cologne), Svensk Musikfår (Stockholm), Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik (Germany), Musica Nova (Helsinki), MusikFest (Berlin), BachFest (Leipzig), Angora (Paris), etc. She was a founding member of an ensemble for contemporary chamber music in Cologne, hand werk, and has also played with the Musikfabrik (Cologne), the WDR Symphony Orchestra (Cologne), mimitabu (Gothenburg), Alisios Camerata (Zagreb), Apartment House (London) and ensemble Proton (Bern), among others. She wrote her doctoral thesis at the University of Huddersfield. Her blog on writing for the clarinet attracts 90,000 viewers each year. In 2014 she was the recipient of a Danish International Visiting Artist’s stipendium. Her debut solo CD, Ptelea, is out on HCR/NMC, and her CD featuring the clarinet works of Christopher Fox, Headlong, appears on Métier in February 2018.