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‘Night of Sevens’ Resonates with Fuzhou Audience

Fuzhou News Network September 5th (Fuzhou Evening News reporter Weng Yumin, photographer Chen Nuan) Last night, the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra appeared at the Straits Culture and Art Center, bringing a wonderful performance to the Rongcheng audience. The most impressive part for the audience was “Night of Sevens” based on the story of the Cowherd […]

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Night of Sevens – A New Orchestral Tone Poem

Andrew Webb-Mitchell has recently completed his latest orchestral work, Night of Sevens. Structured in sonata form, the new work is a single movement tone poem, inspired by the traditional Chinese folk story The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl. Having lived and worked in China for many years and being a fluent speaker of Mandarin, the composer wanted […]

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World Premiere in Cologne

Andrew Webb-Mitchell is delighted to announce that his Violin Concerto ‘Arin Mirkan’ will receive its world premiere in Cologne on 29th April, 2018. The concerto will be performed by Russian-American violinist Elisabeth Basoff-Darskaja and the New Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Volker Hartung. Andrew is excited and honored by this opportunity to […]

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Violin Concerto ‘Arin Mirkan’ – A Response of Music and Light

Whilst sketching my violin concerto in the autumn of 2014, western media was saturated by news of the continuing Syrian nightmare and, in particular, events in Kobani. Among the multitude of articles circulating at that time, one story stood out from the others. During the ferocious battle, a young Kurdish fighter reportedly lost her life […]

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Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir Make Beijing Debut at the Central Conservatory of Music

Andrew’s Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir made their Beijing debut at the Central Conservatory of Music on 4th November 2017 with a performance of classical choral masterworks, including works by Byrd, Purcell, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saens. The concert, conducted by Assistant Music Director Lynn Swanson and Andrew himself, was  subsequently broadcast on Chinese national television. Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir […]

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Puccini Madama Butterfly with Rico Saccani and the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra

Andrew’s Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir made their second appearance of the season at Guiyang Grand Theatre in a concert performance of Puccini Madama Butterfly on 24th June with the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rico Saccani. The cast included Xiuying Li in the title role, Luis Chapa as Pinkerton and Ning Liang as Suzuki. The Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir was […]

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Holst ‘The Planets’ with Rico Saccani and the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra

Andrew’s Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir made their Guiyang debut on 18 March 2017 at Guiyang Grand Theatre with Holst The Planets performed by the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rico Saccani. The choir will return to Guiyang for a concert performance of Puccini Madama Butterfly in June. The Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir was established  in […]

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Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light – World Premiere Given by Russian National Orchestra and Thomas Sanderling

The world premiere performance of Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light took place on 1st January 2017, performed by the Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Thomas Sanderling. The performance formed part of two inaugural concerts that marked the opening of the Zhuhai Opera House. Andrew’s Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir featured in the first concert, also performing with the Russian […]

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Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir Sings for Her Royal Highness Princess Anne in Kuala Lumpur

Andrew Webb-Mitchell’s  Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir is gradually gaining a reputation as one of the outstanding choirs in Asia, performing western classical music to the highest international standards. Last weekend they further enhanced this reputation by singing for Her Royal Highness Princess Anne in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, flying the flag for Zhuhai as […]

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Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light – World Premiere Recording

Andrew is excited to announce that his latest orchestral work Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light was recorded last Friday by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mikel Toms. This was Andrew’s second collaboration with this orchestra, having previously recorded Songs of Awe and Wonder with them in 2011.  

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Dreams of Flight Receives Second US Performance

Andrew is excited to announce that one of his art songs ‘Dreams of Flight’ will be performed next month in Minneapolis by the Oratorio Society of Minnesota. It will be presented in a new arrangement for two soloists chorus and small ensemble. This will be the second performance of this song in the US, following the […]

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Review by Matthew Robert-Walker, Musical Opinion Magazine

“An impressive work of Mahlerian dimensions. Mention of Mahler brings Das Lied von der Erde to mind in a symphonic cycle for two singers and orchestra lasting just over an hour. The ‘compact’ nature of our comments precludes a detailed review of a work that is enormously impressive: the musical language stems from ‘traditional’ modes […]

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