Piano Concerto shortlisted for SAfNM honour

Posted on 27 January 2017

Music Department Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling's Piano Concerto has been shortlisted in the Large Scale Work category of the inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music.

Music Department Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling's Piano Concerto has been shortlisted in the Large Scale Work category of the inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music.  Over 180 nominations were submitted by artists, audience members and the general public, reinforcing the depth and breadth of new music activity in Scotland.  The awards event will be held at the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
 
Intended to highlight and showcase the innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland, the Scottish Awards for New Music have been created by New Music Scotland with financial support from Creative Scotland, the Musicians' Union, Steinberg, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, PRS for Music and Help Musicians UK.
 
The Piano Concerto was premiered in October by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and pianist Tom Poster and described by the press as a 'multi-faceted' piece containing 'music of bracing immediacy' (The Herald).  Next week sees the premiere of another concerto by Dr Suckling, this time for flute, with the soloist Katherine Bryan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on 3 and 4 February in Edinburgh and Glasgow.