The world premiere of the revised version of Coll’s Trombone Concerto Tapias (‘Walls’) will take place in Madrid on 16 January, with three performances by soloist Juan Carlos Matamoros and the Orquesta Filarmónica de la Universitat de Valencia under Cristóbal Soler. Unlike Coll’s Piano Concertino, where the piano writing is mostly grafted onto the ensemble, in this 16-minute concerto the soloist is centre stage. Coll, a trombonist himself, understands intuitively how best to make the instrument speak.
Just over a week after these performances in Spain, Otto Tausk will conduct the work’s UK premiere in Glasgow with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their principal trombonist Simon Johnson.
View the score to Tapias here