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Julian Anderson Triumphs at BASCA

Julian Anderson, a firm fixture on the British contemporary classical music scene, has further cemented his standing by winning two British Composer Awards making them his 5th and 6th wins. Read more

LPO residency continues

As Julian Anderson takes up a new post at the Wigmore Hall, he also continues an existing one with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he has been composer in residence since 2010. Read more

Anderson's 'Heaven is Shy of Earth' revived at the Barbican

Julian Anderson’s Heaven is Shy of Earth for mezzo-soprano, SATB choir and orchestra, based on poetry by Emily Dickinson was a huge success at its 2006 premiere, with the Sunday Times describing it as ‘a powerful, beautiful and curious work’ and the Guardian praising its ‘shimmering soundworld’. Read more

Julian Anderson's 'Fantasias' in the UK

Anderson describes his latest orchestral work 'Fantasias' as ‘a celebration of the modern symphony orchestra’. It seems fitting then, that this exhilarating 5-movement work should be performed by one the most forward-looking and youthful of musical establishments, the UK’s National Youth Orchestra. Read more

Julian Anderson - Anniversary Commissions

Julian Anderson was the recipient of an LPO commission to write a short Fanfare to welcome HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s arrival at the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society convocation at the Royal Festival Hall on 23 June. Read more

Julian Anderson Nominated for South Bank Show Award

Anderson is nominated for his Alleluia for chorus and orchestra, which re-opened the Royal Festival Hall on 11 June 2007, following it multi-million pound refurbishment. The performance was by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under Vladimir Jurowski. Read more

Anderson Choruses Premiere in Concertgebouw

24th April 2004 saw the complete world premiere of Julian Anderson’s Four American Choruses on Gospel texts, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, performed by the Netherlands Radio Choir under the baton of Simon Halsey. Julian set texts from the Ida Sankey hymn book (often quoted by Charles Ives) and has created four very different pieces with a theme of joyous collective celebration. Read more

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