featuredcomposer: CyrillSchürchCyrill Schürch is an award-winning composer for chorus, orchestra, chamber and educational music as well as an active pianist. His music is performed widely in Switzerland and abroad, most recently by the Camerata Bern on tour in Germany and the Netherlands, in St. Petersburg by the Hermitage State Orchestra, in London by Ayre Flutes and in Houston by the Moores Concert Chorale. His music is published by EMR Switzerland, Carus-Verlag Germany, Helbling-Verlag and AVA-Editions. He received his PhD in composition from King’s College London, and a BM and MM in both composition and piano from the UH Moores School of Music. Currently, he is composing a piece as the winner of the Mario Merz Prize and is working on various commissions for choral pieces.
Written for the Adaskin Trio.
Written for the Tanglewood Music Center Festival of Contemporary Music.
Lilies, as a flower, are thought to symbolize purity and a return to innocence. In that spirit, “Lilies” is a reflective and gentle vocalise for cello and piano. The work [...]
The title is an echo of "gouaches decoupees," the cut-out technique invented and perfected by Henri Matisse – this work was premiered at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, and [...]
Two "settings" of poems by Pablo Neruda in which the cello takes the role of the voice.
Three movements excerpted from Ode (2008): each references a lyric poetic form of Ancient Greece. The first is slow and tuneful, the second a solo flute soliloquy, the third fiery.
Two settings of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn.
The music for Philip Glass’ second concerto for cello and orchestra is cobbled from a 2001 film score, Naqoyqatsi: Life as War. Glass seems to have particular success when using [...]
Premiered June 22, 2017 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts by cellist Matt Haimovitz