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CURRENT PROJECTS
 
—sonata for cello & piano for Denise Djokic & David Jalbert at Scotia Festival of Music 2019

—co-editing book on life & work of Malcolm Forsyth contracted to U of Alberta Press
 
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  CD RELEASES

  Global tapestry - Ananta duo
 
Sonata "Muskoka" for clarinet & piano (Lake movement). Ananta Duo: "Global Tapestry" (2018). Purchase. Spotify.


  Windermere String Quartet: Inner Landscapes
 
Traces of a Silent Landscape. Windermere String Quartet: "Inner Landscapes" (2016). Purchase. iTunes. Spotify. Naxos Music Library.


 
 
Lullaby. Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: "A Concert for New York" (2013). 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee for Classical Recording of the Year. Purchase.

"...gentle textures and flowing themes occasionally yield surprising harmonic turns and briskly changing meters."
—Allan Kozinn, New York Times, on Lullaby

"...a work of quiet rapture and refined sensibility...elegant concision..."
—Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide, on Lullaby

"...the most impressive music I have heard from Rival..."
—Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal, on L'Aube
   
WHAT'S NEW
Global tapestry - Ananta duo JUL 2018—Sonata "Muskoka" for clarinet & piano (Lake movement) has received its world premiere recording by Cecilia Kang (clarinet) and Ana María Otamendi (piano) who make up the Ananta Duo. Purchase the CD or stream via Spotify and other services.
International Leopold Auer Violin and String Quartet Competition JUN 2018—Fantasy on a Theme of Schubert for violin and piano has won the 2018 Leopold Auer Composers Competition. It will be performed about 12 times as the mandatory piece in the senior group of the International Leopold Auer Violin and String Quartet Competition, as well as at the gala concert. Saint Petersburg, Russia, Oct. 3-7, 2018.
APR 2018—Completed Again...Riding, a choral setting of texts by the Canadian poet Marjorie Pickthall commissioned by Oras Chamber Choir of Thunder Bay, Ontario, and its director Erik Johannes Riekko. They will give the world premiere this summer or fall.
 
Peruse the first two pages of the score here.
Watch the world premiere of Ten Miniatures for chromatic kantele, performed by Hedi Viisma on November 11, 2017, at a concert at the Helsinki Music Centre celebrating 30 years of the kantele class at the Sibelius Academy. [starts at 37:11]
   
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
Date Location Work Details
2018
Oct 2 New York, NY Fantasy on a Theme of Schubert Claudia Schaer (vn) & Helen Lin (pno). National Opera Center.
Oct 3-7 Saint Petersburg, Russia Fantasy on a Theme of Schubert Mandatory piece, senior group, International Leopold Auer Violin and String Quartet Competition. 12 performances & gala. Jaani Kirik (St. John's Church).
Dec 15 Helsinki, Finland Ten Miniatures Hedi Viisma, chromatic kantele. Also premiere of M. Whittall's kantele concerto. Helsinki Music Centre.
2019
Apr 12 Chatham, ON Scherzo "Crème Brûlée" Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Robert Franz, conductor. St. Andrews Church.
Apr 13 Leamington, ON Scherzo "Crème Brûlée" Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Robert Franz, conductor. Leamington United Mennonite Church.
Apr 14 Windsor, ON Scherzo "Crème Brûlée" Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Robert Franz, conductor. The Heritage Auditorium.
[May] Thunder Bay, ON Again...Riding
(world premiere)
Oras Chamber Choir. Sean Kim, conductor.
May 29 Halifax, NS Sonata for Cello & Piano
(world premiere)
Scotia Festival of Music. Denise Djokic (vc) & David Jalbert (pno).