25 July - 18 August, 2015
ARAM-Poitou Summer School 2015

During my stay at ARAM-Poitou this summer, as part of the Concerts en nos Villages series I performed ‘Three Worlds’ (solo piano) in Frozes on 11 Aug 2015 and St Pierre en Vaux on 12 Aug 2015, Peter Swinnen’s ‘Edokaste’ with Guy Danel on cello at St Pierre en Vaux and Le Rochereau on 13 Aug 2015, and also Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op.1 no.3 and the slow movement of Schubert’s Piano Trio in Bb major D.898 also in the Le Rochereau concert.

Sunday 28th June 2015, 6.30pm
Kate’s Concerto Bonanza
Hitchin Boys’ School, Grammar School Walk, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1JB

As part of an evening celebrating the 80th birthday of my unstoppable former piano teacher, Kate Elmitt, I will be performing the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major, K.467 with the Eagle Orchestra, complete with an especially written cadenza.

Saturday 13 June 2015, 4pm
University of York Music Department 50th Anniversary Celebrations: 50-50
University of York

A performance of 50 second compositions by alumni of the University of York, performed by Chimera, the University of York’s New Music Ensemble. My new work, ‘York Calling’ for solo horn was performed by Peter Baumann. All ‘Recent Events’ currently up become ‘Past Events’

1-3 August 2014, 9pm
Festival International de Musique de Chambre en Poitou
Château de Chiré-en-Montreuil, France

Friday 1st August, 2014, 6.00pm Guy Danel and Richard Whalley perform Peter Swinnen’s Edokaste for cello and piano.

Sunday 3rd August, 2014, 6.00pm Richard Whalley performs his Five Preludes for piano solo.

Sunday 3rd August, 2014, 9.00pm World premiere of Richard Whalley’s Frozen, performed by Jean-Michel Charlier (clarinet in A), Eric Robberecht (violin), Guy Danel (cello) and Nicolas Hourt (piano)

Friday 28th February, 2014, 7.30pm
Quatuor Danel with Richard Whalley
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester, M13 9PL

Rachmaninoff – String Quartet no. 1
Haydn – Quartet Op. 71 no. 2
Shostakovich – Piano Quintet Op. 57

Friday 7th February, 2014
LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme
LSO St Lukes, Old Street, London, EC1V 9NG

The London Symphony Orchestra workshops and performs new works by Kim Ashton, Benjamin Graves, Jae-Moon Lee, James Moriarty, Elizabeth Ogonek and Richard Whalley

Thursday 21st November, 2013, 1.10pm
John Turner 70th Birthday Concert
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester, M13 9PL

Music by Bernstein, Ives, Cowell, Rorem, Harrington and Malone + premiere of Richard Whalley’s ‘Kokopelli’ for tenor recorder and prepared piano

Wednesday 30th October, 2013, 7.30pm
New Music North West Festival
Vaganza and RNCM New Ensemble
RNCM Concert Hall

Camden Reeves – The Mangle-Beat Tangle-Bar Blues
Emma Wilde – Pentheo
Richard Whalley – this and that
Edwin Roxburgh – A Garland for Jane
Edwin Roxburgh – Elegy
Edward Gregson – Aztec Dances

Tuesday 29th October, 2013, 6.00pm
New Music North West Festival
Trio Atem
MediaCityUK, Salford

Nina Whiteman – The modifications of clouds
Ian Vine – Moon Phase
Richard Whalley – Problems Arising from Sympathy
Fabrice Fitch – Per Serafino Calbarsi II: Le Songe de Panurge
Michael Mayhew – Vinyl Radical

August 2013
ARAM-Poitou Concerts en nos Villages
Le Château de Périgny, France

Sunday 11th Aug 2013, 9.00pm
Frozes – Cour de la Mairie

Richard Whalley ‘Five Preludes’ performed by the composer in a concert also including works by Peter Swinnen and Schubert.

Wednesday 14th August, 10.30pm
Poitiers Cathedral

Camden Reeves ‘Gorgon’s Head’ performed by Eric Robberecht (violin) and Richard Whalley (piano)

Thursday 15th August, 9.00pm
Nesdes, Benassay – Eglise Saint-Matthieu

Camden Reeves ‘Gorgon’s Head’ performed by Eric Robberecht (violin) and Richard Whalley (piano) in a concert also including works by Brahms and Fauré

Friday 15th August, 9.00pm
Chapelle de Cramard

Peter Swinnen ‘Edokaste’ performed by Guy Danel (cello) and Richard Whalley (piano)
Beethoven Trio Op. 1 no. 3 performed by Eric Robberecht (violin), Guy Danel (cello) and Richard Whalley (piano)

Tuesday 4th June 2013, 7.00pm
Ensemble Aleph 30th Birthday Concert
Théâtre Dunois, 7 rue Louise Weiss, Paris - 13th arrondissement

Mauricio Kagel The Compass Rose
+ world premières of 3-30 second works by numerous composers from around the world including Richard Whalley

Thursday 2nd May 2013, 1.10pm
Lunchtime concert: Richard Whalley (piano) and Helen Tonge (violin)
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester, M13 9PL

John Casken Shadowed Pieces
Camden Reeves Gorgon’s Head (world première)
Tom Coult Limp
Beethoven Sonata in A minor, Op. 23.

Wednesday 6th March, 1.10pm
Richard Casey Lunchtime Concert
Music School, Palace Green, University of Durham, DH1 3RL

Pianist Richard Casey performs Richard Whalley’s Five Preludes alongside works by Nørgård, Nielsen and Egan.

Thursday 14th February 2013, 4.15pm
Composers’ Forum presentation and CD launch
G16, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, University of Manchester, M13 9PL

Richard Whalley talks about rhythm in his recent music, and launches his new CD with Prima Facie, A Feast for the Senses.

Friday 25th January, 7.30pm
Richard Whalley (piano) with Quatuor Danel
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester, M13 9PL
Debussy Piano Trio in G
Debussy Quartet in G minor Op. 10
Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 2 in F, Op. 22

Tuesday 2 October, 2012
Manchester Peace Festival
Night and Day Cafe, 26 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN
8pm start

World premiere of this and that for chamber orchestra and choir, which sets= words by poet Ira Lightman - this work was commissioned by Manchester Revolution for this event. This is part of the Peace Festival's Contemporary Music Night, organised by Classical Revolution Manchester, raising funds for Musicians without Borders. The programme includes works by Nina Whiteman, James Stephenson, Emma Wilde, Eve Harrison and Hindemith, and will feature also feature live poetry and, later on, a DJ.


Sunday 28th October, 2012: Leuven, Belgium
ISCM World Music Days – Transit Festival : Quatuor Danel
Stuk, Naamsestraat 96, Leuven, 2pm

Maarten Buyl [BE] New work
Jean-Luc Fafchamps [BE] New work (string quartet & electronics)
Sergej Newski [RU] Streichquartett 3
Richard Whalley [UK] Interlocking Melodies

ISCM 2012 schedule