Championing new music at the highest level, Colin Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.
Highlights of the 2018/19 season include the world premiere of Helen Grime’s Percussion Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Marin Alsop in January 2019, followed by the US premiere with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra later that month. 2018/19 also sees the launch of Currie’s new percussion quartet, Colin Currie Quartet, and appearances in their debut season include the NCPA Beijing, Wigmore Hall and East Neuk Festival.
A dynamic and adventurous soloist, Currie’s unrivalled commitment to commissioning and creating new music was recognised by the Royal Philharmonic Society, which awarded him the 2015 Instrumentalist Award. Currie has premiered works by a multitude of composers, and in the coming seasons will premiere new works by Steve Reich and Andy Akiho. Currie is Artist in Association at London’s Southbank Centre and performs widely with his dynamic ensemble the Colin Currie Group, formed in 2006, specialising in the music of Steve Reich.
In October 2017, Currie launched Colin Currie Records in conjunction with LSO Live as a platform for his diverse projects, celebrating the extraordinary developments for percussion music over the past century.
Colin Currie plays Zildjian cymbals and is a Marimba One Artist.
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Fri 28 June, 4pm, The Bowhouse | £17 / £13 / £5 | Approx. 65 mins
Colin Currie percussion | Huw Watkins piano
JOE DUDDELL Parallel Lines | TOSHIO HOSOKAWA Reminiscence | HELEN GRIME Harp of the North | HUW WATKINS New Work ENF Commission, world premiere
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Sat 29 June, 2.30pm, Waid Academy Atrium | £17 / £13 / £5 | Approx. 65 mins
Colin Currie Quartet with massed percussionists of the East Neuk
STEVE REICH Mallet Quartet | KEVIN VOLANS Four Marimbas | STEVE REICH Drumming Part 1 | GRAEME LEAK Sea Interludes
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