Next month will see the UK premiere of Coll’s guitar concertino, Turia, in a performance at Crail Church, Scotland on 3 May as part of 2021 East Neuk Festival. Sean Shibe is the soloist joined by the musicians of Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Thomas Adès. Amongst the programme of de Falla, Poulenc and Janáček are two of Adès’ own works; Court Studies from ‘The Tempest’ and the solo guitar piece Habanera from ‘The Exterminating Angel’ premiered in February this year by Shibe at Wigmore Hall, London.

The concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC radio 3 later this year.

More information on the 2021 East Neuk festival is available here.

The unique flamenco flavours in Coll’s Turia has made subject to great interest. Since its premiere in 2017, Turia has been performed in both Sweden and Spain by the guitarist for whom it was written, Jacob Kellermann and a recording was recently released on BIS with Norrbotten NEO conducted by Christian Karlsen, who commissioned the work. Coll’s Three Pieces ‘after Turia’ has also just received its premiere in March this year at the Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid by pianist Juan Barahona.

Also in May: A disc exclusively featuring works by Francisco Coll is to be released on 21 May through the Pentatone Label. The disc, simply titled ‘Coll’, showcases the great breadth of the composer’s orchestral writing through his Violin Concerto, orchestral works Hidd’n Blue, Mural, colourful Four Iberian Miniatures, and his Op.1: Aqua Cinerea. The entire disc is consists of recordings by Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno. Patricia Kopatchinskaja is the soloist for both Four Iberian Miniatures and the Violin Concerto – Coll has called the explosively virtuosic concerto a portrait of Kopatchinskaja.

The Pentatone disc can be ordered in advance here.