Wonderful collaboration with Royal College of Music

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Wonderful collaboration with Royal College of Music

Paula Broom , 11 Dec 2021

Head On Foundation is excited to announce another collaboration with the Royal College of Music, London.

One of the world's most prestigious music schools, the Royal College of Music trains some of the most important figures in British and international music, including composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Turnage and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe; instrumentalists such as Sir James Galway, John Lill, Gervase de Peyer, and Natalie Clein.

Once again this year, composers at RCM have created new works inspired by a selection of images from the 2021 Head On Portrait Awards. This unique concert features a series of short pieces for solo, duo and trio ensembles alongside the striking photos that inspired them. View a recording of the wonderful performances here.

Below are the details of the programme with the photos that inspired the musical compositions (in order of appearance)

James Madrilejo Guess Who
Tiago Soares Silva violin 
Photograph: Mina by Mirjam Stenevik

Gwydion Rhys Ballade of Alan & Ann 
Osman Tack piano 
Photograph: Alan & Ann by Benjamin Brink 

Levent Altunas Ruins 
Joe Macdonald violin | Layla Ballard cello | Alexander Doronin piano 
Photograph: Jenni Bruce at her Burnt Home in Upper Brogo by Gideon Mendel 

Jack Campbell turn back and begin again? 
Tiago Soares Silva violin 
Photograph: My Hands on Dad by Lauren Forster 

Ethan J Lieber Sirens 
Tiago Soares Silva violin 
Photograph: Flying Stars Amputee Footballers of Sierra Leone by Todd Anthony 

Touko Niemi You Can Rest 
Sacha Bistany guitar 
Photograph: Trust by Mieke Douglas 

Ben Araujo A Face Obscured by Gold 
Osman Tack piano 
Photograph: Nun Girl by Andrea Alkalay 

Nok Him Chan Acid 
Mira Marton violin 
Photograph: Acid Attack Survivor by Erberto Zani 

Rob Hao Mounted 
Louisa Kataria alto saxophone | Annabella Chenevix tenor saxophone 
Photograph: Trust by Mieke Douglas (see photo above)

Trang NguyenMinh For Halima 
Milligan Coles Power percussion 
Photograph: Halima by Marko Kokic

Karl Guhl A Frame of Mind 
Pietro Genova Gaia violin 
Photograph: Alan & Ann by Benjamin Brink (see photo above)

Luke Mombrea Nosebleed 
Joe Macdonald violin | Layla Ballard cello | Alexander Doronin piano 
Photograph: Monday Bloodnose by Therese Maher 

Finn Mattingly Who Will Paint the Swallows Now? 
Felix Collins guitar 
Photograph: Mordechai and Aryeh ‘An Elderly Gay Couple’s Story of Love and Loss’ by Oded Wagenstein 

Louis Enright Shifting 
Louisa Kataria alto saxophone | Annabella Chenevix tenor saxophone 
Photograph: An Uncertain Future by Stephen Ilife 

Molly Frances Arnuk Near and Far 
Birgit Born violin 
Photograph: Amanda and Mohannad from Undercover by Aline Smithson 

John William Griffith II Cyril 
Joe Macdonald violin | Layla Ballard cello 
Photograph: Cyril by Susan Papazian 

Herman Stolpe Forging a Hidden Star 
Ethan Heidel piano 
Photograph: Flying Stars Amputee Footballers of Sierra Leone by Todd Anthony (see photo above)

Chelsea Becker Found 
Felix Collins guitar 
Photograph: Trust by Mieke Douglas (see photo above)

Thank you to the Royal College of Music, London, and congratulations to all the composers, musicians and also the fantastic photographers on this incredible collaboration.

You can view a recording of the wonderful performances here. 

 

 

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