Fitkin, Graham

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Agnostic
 (1997)
solo clarinet. timp. 2perc/str
1st Performance: Coal Exchange, Cardiff.10.09.97
BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Grant Llewellyn
Clarinet: David Campbell
Commissioned by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
and the Vale of Glamorgan Festival
Duration: 16'

Ascendant (2001)
picc.2.3.2.bcl.2/4.3.2+btbn.1/timp.2perc/str
1st Performance: Caird Hall, Dundee. 28.11.01.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Garry Walker
Commissioned by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Duration: 28'

Bebeto (1995)
4.3.3.2 / 4.4.3.1/ timp. 4perc/str
1st Performance: Chester Cathedral, Chester Festival. 27.07.95
Merseyside Youth Opera / Ed Warren
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society
Duration: 6'

Birch 1871 (2014)
2.2.2.2./4.2.3.1./timp.2perc.pf.hp/str
1st Performance: Norrland Opera, Umea
Norrlands Symphony Orchestra
Commissioned by Umea-European City of Culture, Norrlands Opera
Duration: 42'

Bract
(1997)
picc.2.2.2.bcl.2/4.4.2+btbn.1/timp.1perc.pf/str
1st Performance: Seattle, Washington, USA .04 11. 97.
Pacific Northwest Ballet/Stewart Kershaw
Choreographed by Kevin O'Day
Commissioned by the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
Duration: 3'

Cello Concerto (2011)
3(picc).3(ca).3(bcl).2. / 4.3.3.1. / timp.1perc.2hp. / str.
1st Performance: BBC Proms: Royal Albert Hall, London, August 2011
BBC Symphony Orchestra/ David Robertson
Cello: Yo-Yo Ma
Commissioned by BBC Proms
Duration: 27’

Child (2000)
Children's Choir /1perc/strings
1st Performance: All Saints Church, Isleworth Festival. 19.05.00
Trinity College of Music String Orchestra and Voices / Nic Pendlebury
Commissioned by the Isleworth Festival
Duration: 13'

Circuit (2002)
2 solo pianos. picc.2.3.3.bcl.2/ 4.3.2.btbn.1/timp / str
1st Performance: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.21.03.03
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Jason Lai
Noriko Ogawa /Kathryn Stott - Pianos
Commissioned by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration: 20'

Devout (1997) (previously titled Fervent)
picc.2.2.ca.2.bcl.2/4.4.2.btbn.1/timp.1perc. pf/ str
1st Performance: Seattle, USA. November 1997.
Pacific Northwest Ballet/Stewart Kershaw
Choreographed by Kevin O'Day
Commissioned by Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
Duration: 15'

Game Show (1995)
solo sax. 2.picc.2.ca.2.bcl.4sax.0/4.4.2.btbn.1/timp.perc
1st Performance: Üster Town Hall, Üster Festival, Switzerland. September 1997
Üster Festival Orchestra
Saxophone: Rob Buckland
Commissioned by the Üster Festival and Royal Northern College of Music.
Duration: 15'

Graf (1997)
picc.2.2.2.bcl.2/4.3.3.1/timp/str
1st Performance: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.03.05.97
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Libor Pesek
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Innersense
Duration: 22'

Granite (1995)
solo piano.picc.2.2.ca.3.2bcl.2/4.4.3.0/timp.3perc.hp/str
1st Performance: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. 22.11.95
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall / Petr Altrichter
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration: 22'

Henry (1995)
2.2.2.2/4.4.2.btbn.0/1perc.hp.t/str
1st Performance: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. 29.05.95
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Richard Hickox
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration: 11'

Huoah (1994)
0.0.2 ssx.0/4.3.3(III=btbn).1/pf /str
1st Performance: Lincoln Centre, New York. February 1995
New York City Ballet / Fitkin
Commissioned by New York City Ballet
Duration: 15'

Intimate Curve (2015)
3.3.3.3./5.3.3.1./timp.3perc/str
1st Performance: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 07.05.2015
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration: 25’

K1.1 (2011)
2(picc).2.2(2bcl).2. / 4.3.3.0. / timp.5perc.3kbd(harp).Bgtr. / str.
1st Performance: QEH, Southbank Centre, June 2011
BBC Concert Orchestra/Fitkin Band/ Charles Hazlewood
Commissioned by BBC Concert Orchestra
Duration: 17’

Length (1995)
picc.2.2.ca.3.ssx.2.cbsn/4.3.3.1/timp.4perc.bgtr.pf/str
1st Performance: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. 16.11.94
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/ Junichi Hirokami
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration: 27'

Metal (1995)
picc.2.2.ca.2.bcl..2.cbsn/4.3.2.btbn.0/timp.3perc/str
1st Performance: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. 14.09.95
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall / Libor Pesek
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration: 4'

Mindset (2009)
3(picc).2.2+bcl.2+cbsn. / 4.3.3.1. / timp.2perc.2hp.pf. / str.
1st Performance: Royal Opera House, London. 19.02.09
Royal Ballet / Barry Wordsworth
Duration: 32'

No Doubt (2010)
for midi harp and orchestra
solo midi harp - picc.2(afl:afl).3.3.2. / 4.3.3.1. / timp.vib.pf. / str.
1st Performance: BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London, UK. 26/01/11
BBC Symphony Orchestra c. Andrew Litton s. Sioned Williams
Commissioned by Sioned Williams with funds from Camac Harps, PRSF and Sioned Williams
Duration: 16'

North (1998)
picc.2.3(III=ca).3(III=bcl).2/4.3.2.btbn.1/timp.3perc/str
1st Performance: Leeds Town Hall. 05.12.98
English Northern Philharmonia/Vernon Handley
Commissioned by the Northern Orchestral Consortium UK / Yorkshire Promotors Group
Duration: 16'

Perfect Crime (2000)
SATB Choir. 2(II=picc).2.2(II=bcl).2(II=cbsn)/4.3.2+btbn.1/timp.2perc./str
1st Performance: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 15.07.00
East of England Orchestra / Nicholas Kok
Commissioned by Nottingham City Council
Duration 22'

PK (2010)
3(3=picc).3.4(4=bcl).3(3=cbsn). / 4.4.3.1. / timp.5perc.hp.pf. / str.
2 Chorus Groups
Flexible orchestra: Wind.Brass.Percussion(tuned and untuned).Guitars.Harps.plucked instruments
2 High String Groups
2 Low String Groups
1st Performance: Royal Albert Hall, London. 30.08.10
BBC Concert Orchestra with the BBC Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus / Keith Lockhart, Lincoln Abbotts and Graham Fitkin
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3
Duration: 10'

Plan B (1999)
4 Saxophones (ssaa)/strings
1st Performance: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.22.02.04
Apollo Saxophone Quartet / Goldberg Ensemble
Duration: 17'

Reel (2008)
0.0.2(bcl).2ssax.0. / 1.2.1.0. / vib.pf. / str.
1st Performance: Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London. 22.05.08
Royal Ballet / Barry Wordsworth
Duration: 10'

Ruse (2009)
solo piano; timp. / str.
1st Performance: St. John’s, Smith Square, London. 09.12.09
London Chamber Orchestra / Christopher Warren Green
Piano: Katherine Stott
Duration: 22'

Tidal (2009)
picc.2(afl).3(ca).3(bcl).2(cbsn). / 4.3.3.0. / timp.hp. / str.
1st Performance: Colosseum, Watford. 08.07.09
BBC Concert Orchestra / Charles Hazlewood
Commissioned by the BBC
Duration: 28'

Timber (2000)
2.2.2.2/ 4.3.3.1/timp.1perc/str/brass band.samba band
1st Performance: Coalville,Leics.09.12.00
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Desford Brass Band, Sambando/ Rumon Gumba
Commissioned by Northwest Leicestershire District Council
Duration: 17'

Vassal (ARR 1998) (previously titled SERVANT)
String Orchestra
1st Performance: St. Johns, Smith Sq. London
London Chamber Orchestra / Christopher Warren-Green
Arrangement Commission by the London Chamber Orchestra
Duration: 13'



 WORKS FOR LARGE ENSEMBLE

CUD (1988)
2fl, 2cl, 5sax, 5 brass, gtr, bgtr, 2 kbds, perc
1st Performance: Dovecot Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees.1988
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Commissioned by Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Duration: 15'

Huoah (1988)
brass band
1st Performance: Lincoln Centre, New York.
Duration:15'

Nape(1996)
ssx, bcl, hn, tpt, tbn, hp, vln, vla, vc, d.bass
1st Performance: Lyceum Theatre,Sheffield.
The Royal Ballet and Orchestra / Andrea Quinn
Commissioned by the Royal Ballet
Duration: 21'

Ring Cycle (2005)
Massed Ensembles
1st Performance: Music Hall Aberdeen. 19.11.06
Sound Scotland
Duration: 30'

Skew (1997)
2ob.2cl(II=bcl).2bsn.2hn.tpt.dbass
1st Performance: Muziekcentrum Vrendenberg, Utrecht. 28.01.98
Nederlands Blazer Ensemble
Commissioned by the Nederlands Blazer Ensemble
Duration: 12'

Subterfuge (2007)
1.1.1.1. / 1.1.1.0. / perc.pf. / str. (1.1.1.1(featured part).1.)
1st Performance: St George's Hall, Liverpool. 03.10.07
Ensemble 10/10 / Clark Rundell
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for the 10th anniversary of Ensemble 10/10.
Duration: 11'

Twenty Six Days (2010)
1(picc).1.1.1. / 1.1.0.1. / vib.pf. / str. (1.1.1.1.1.)
1st Performance: Liverpool Hope Capstone, Liverpool. 17.11.10
Ensemble 10/10 / Clark Rundell
Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Duration: 19'

 

WORKS FOR MUSIC THEATRE

Ghosts (1993)
speaker.3 voices.sax. kbd.string quartet
1st Performance: Riverside Studios, London. 28.05.93
Garden Venture / Terry Edwards
Commissioned by Garden Venture at the Royal Opera House
Duration: 25'

Graham Fitkin lives and works in Cornwall. Alongside composing concert orchestral and chamber music, he works with dance, film and digital media, and runs his own ensemble of 9 soloists which tours new material each year.

Between 1994 and 1996 Graham was resident composer with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra producing five new works. Since then commissions have come from the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, RSNO, BBC Orchestra of Wales, Athens Camerata, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nederlands Radio Orchestra etc. He has conducted orchestras in venues from Lincoln Center to South Bank to Aula Magna.

Graham has collaborated with many of today's foremost performers of new music including Powerplant, Nederlands Blazersensemble, Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott, Will Gregory, Smith Quartet, Piano Circus, Ensemble Bash and Elysian Quartet.

A ‘Composer Award’ in 1990 led to a new work for David Massingham Dance. Ever since then Graham has worked frequently with choreographers with recent performances being given by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Wayne McGregor's Random Dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Bi-Ma, Sidonie Rochon, Munich Ballet and National Ballet of Portugal. He won the International Grand Prix Music for Dance Award in 2000 and two British Composer Awards in 2009 and 2011.

Over the past 15 years Graham has directed educational and community projects including 3 UK PRS Composer residencies, 9 regional community projects, university seminars, masterclasses and directed workshops in UK, Japan, Italy and Soweto.

Recent works include CIRCUIT, a double concerto for two pianos and orchestra for soloists Kathryn Stott and Noriko Ogawa, PAWN for the Duke Quartet, LENS for Janine Jansen at the Concertgebouw in Holland and TWENTY SIX DAYS for 10:10 at HCMF. There have been recent collaborations with Powerplant, harpist Ruth Wall and the Royal Ballet. Since 2007 he has been Composer in Residence with London Chamber Orchestra.

Graham's work has been released on CD by Decca’s Argo label, Factory Classical, Sanctuary’s Black Box, Sony, EMI and his own label. Circuit has just been released with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra on BIS record label.

2011 highlights included a new Cello Concerto for Yo-Yo Ma at the Proms, a Midi-Harp Concerto for Sioned Williams and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the premiere of a new production for the Royal Ballet. His ensemble toured the UK in 2011.

2012 sees a new commission for the London Olympics for his own band and the London Chamber Orchestra, a new opera for the Royal Opera House in collaboration with Jasmin Vardimon and new work for Ockham’s Razor.

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