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07/20/2022 - 13:29
Workshops 2023

I look forward to my workshops on African recorder music in 2023! It starts with a workshop at KÜNG in Schaffhausen on March 25th and 26th, then there is the annual seminar at MOLLENHAUER in Fulda on April 29th and 30th, and the Hamburg Recorder Day on May 13th! If you are interested, just send me an email!

10/21/2020 - 17:58
Workshops

The next Workshops about my African recorder music will be at Mollenhauer in Fulda on May 14/15 2022 and at Noten Findel in Leipzig at June 25. I hope to see you there!

05/14/2020 - 11:12
Newly published

Brand new: African Christmas for recorder quintet ATTBG and recorder quartet ATBG! Here you can see a recording from the premiere on November 27th in Boxtel by Seldom Sene: https://youtu.be/KNSZs_Tooqg. UKUVALELISA is now also available in a version for recorder and cello, here you can see the tenth miniature FAREWELL: https://youtu.be/LLSA3eve5vg. Thanks to Susanne Modrej, UKUVALELISA is now also available in a version for violoncello solo, here she plays the fourth miniature LULLABY: https://youtu.be/NuiHnvXbbv8. In addition, the Siciliano Suite is now also available in a version for recorder, piano and violoncello! Here you can see the second movement, Silver Linings: https://youtu.be/2GNVmlKQQgs. The contemporary bestsellers are still CADIZ for recorder and piano (here is the second movement from the premiere in Sydney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqh8s51HvCU); and TELL THEM I'VE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE in the version for recorder and piano. Here is the video of the second movement THIS ONE MOMENT: https://youtu.be/blrYmSaaEro. Happy Christmas!

01/28/2020 - 18:42
Music Video Competition 2020!

I want to say my biggest thanks to all groups and individuals taking part in my first music video competition 2020. We received 39 contributions from all over the world, including musical, visual and performing artists from Hongkong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, Argentinia, Chile, Brazil, Italy, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. So many different approaches, so much love and effort and fun and mastery. It will be very hard to chose the three winners , and I am glad I have Claire Walka and Ebba-Maria Künning-Zeijl at my side in the Jury. We will announce the winners on November 1 and then step by step publish the best videos. Again, I would like to say thank you to everyone involved. There will definitely be a second competition next year!

02/25/2019 - 13:07
Solo CD and 4 Premieres

Freshly printed: My very first solo album AMAZING AFRICA with 12 of my most beautiful pieces for solo piano, performed on my brand new Fazioli, recorded by sound engineer legend Ulrich Lorscheider. For 12,90€ you can order the CD here in the shop including a personal dedication! And four premieres are coming: On September 4 the Scottish Recorder Orchestra will perform the piece I wrote for their 40th jubilee. On August 27 will be the premiere of FASSEN WIR ZUSAMMEN in the Berlin Theater DIE STACHELSCHWEINE that I wrote together with Frank Lüdecke. On September 18 my former a cappella group LaLeLu will perform the premiere of ALLES RICHTIG GEMACHT in Alma Hoppes Lustspielhaus in Hamburg - I contributed many songs to that. And on September 4 I present my 12th book O, WIE SCHÖN IST AFRIKA! COUCHSURFING AUF DEM BUNTEN KONTINENT in the theater Die Stachelschweine in Berlin!

02/21/2019 - 23:11
Double Saturday

On February 23 there will be two Premieres on one day: On the Recorder Day Itzehoe the commissioned work UXOLO for recorder orchestra will be played for the very first time. And nearly at the same time Liesbeth Schlumberger and Claudia Leibovitz will play the Premiere of my African Suite No. 27 TELL THEM I'VE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE for organ and recorder in the Église Protestante Unie de Étoile in Paris, just a few steps from the Arc de Triomphe. I am very happy, but I can only attend the Premiere in Paris! Besides I am proud to announce that the new CD of iFlautisti DOUCE DAMES JOLIE contains my African Suite No.15 WAKATI NJEMA in a wonderful recording. The marvelous CD is available in every CD-shop, on Spotify and soon also on this homepage!

01/11/2019 - 12:00
Kampala Circus

I am looking forward to the Premiere of my African Suite No. 23 KAMPALA CIRCUS by the fabulous Hanke Brothers tomorrow in Böblingen! The concert is sold out - if you already have a ticket, I am very much looking forward to meet you there! The instrumentation piano, tuba, viola and recorder is as unique as the four brothers and the whole family. This will be great fun!

11/30/2018 - 07:40
Advent, Advent!

My scores as christmas present? If you order a score a CD on this site till December 18 you will receive a christmas present by me! Of course it is a surprise which present this is exactly. I wish you all a happy Christmas time!

11/30/2018 - 07:32
Seldom Sene

Many Thanks to Katharine Rawdon (flute), Raj Bhimani (piano) und António Carrhilo (recorder) for the fantastic Premiere of my 22th African Suite INSIDE KAMPALA in the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Bombay on November 27! Now I am looking forward to the recording of my African Suite No. 24, MATHONGO AMNANDI (sweet dreams) on the 14th and 15th of December in Amsterdam by the fantastic quintet SELDOM SENE, who commissioned the piece!

10/13/2018 - 19:01
Premiere in India!

My biggest thanks to the Bass Recorder Consort of Simon Borutzki who played the Premiere of my Ingxunguphalo in the Genezareth Church in Berlin today! Now I am looking forward to the next Premiere: My African Suite No, 22 INSIDE KAMPALA will have Premiere on November 27 in the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Bombay! Syrinx : XXII is the name of the fantastic ensemble formed by Katharine Rawdon (Flute) , Raj Bhimani (piano) und António Carrhilo (recorder). Read more about this here: https://serenademagazine.com/series/know-your-composer/discover-soren-si... I hope to see you there!