December 3 2012
Thomas Larcher has been named the winner of the International
category at the 2012 British Composer Awards for his Concerto
for violin, cello and orchestra.
Commissioned by the BBC, Larcher’s Concerto
for violin, cello and orchestra was premiered at the 2011
Proms by violinist Viktoria Mullova, cellist Matthew Barley,
and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with conductor Ilan
Volkov. The work was inspired in part by the strange rounded
space of the Royal Albert Hall, and it disrupts the typical
concerto framework by including a quartet of electric zither,
accordion, percussion and prepared piano.
The British Composer Awards are given annually by the British
Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) in celebration
of contemporary music composition. Coverage of the ceremony
will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday, 9 December 2012
Thomas Larcher’s CDs can be obtained from www.ecmrecords.com.