I BREAK

I’m absolutely delighted to announce the release of my first commercial album!  I BREAK was recorded on the organ at Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge and recorded, mixed and mastered by the wonderful Aidan Kitchen (https://breatherecordings.com/).  It’s on iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-break/1359499269?i=1359499709
and Spotify:

and Google Play Music:
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Jay_Richardson_I_Break?id=B7xwyxiofvt5hl7gdef5qbkluw4
and Amazon Music:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/I-Break/dp/B07BGQR91B/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522527897&sr=8-1&keywords=jay+richardson+I+break
Happy listening!

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2017-18 season

It’s been a pretty amazing year and I’m over the moon about some of the projects that are lined up! In addition to individual commissions from some incredible players, my residency at Cambridge Corn Exchange has been extended to the upcoming season, when we’ll welcome some of the world’s best performing artists as well as continuing the first-rate education work that’s been going on for the last few years. Here’s a little peek…

RPO Brass

A ten-minute work is on the way for brass quintet, to be premiered at Cambridge Corn Exchange on 16 May during the Series Launch for 2017-18. 

Piano music

I’m giving a big push to my series of piano miniatures, Fifty Shades of Jay. The newest instalment is my body is an ocean. Five down, forty-five to go!

I ❤ VIOLAS

Commissioned by King’s Lynn Festival, my very newest work is for violist Timothy Ridout and will be premiered at King’s Lynn Town Hall on 27 July. 

Cambridge Corn Exchange

I am delighted to announce that I will be Composer in Residence at Cambridge Corn Exchange for the 2016-17 season! Some tremendous projects are underway, beginning with a new work for Alison Balsom’s recital in February. I will be the first ever Composer in Residence and hope that Cambridge Live continues its impressively forward-thinking commitment to new music and to creative innovation. Stay tuned at http://www.cornex.co.uk/ 🙂

laulan

Wednesday saw a stunning performance of a new commission for string orchestra and solo violin from the incredible Esther Yoo, members of the Philharmonia Orchestra and advanced young string players from Cambridge, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. The concert also included Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Rachmaninov’s The Rock and Third Symphony. Reviews were glowing!

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/8203-Philharmonia-Orchestra-Vladimir-Ashkenazy/story-28853645-detail/story.html

Nocturne

My new song cycle, Nocturne, was inspired by Britten’s song cycle of the same title. It was commissioned by Aldeburgh Music and performed by tenor Alex Aldren, members of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Aldeburgh Music’s Middle East Orchestral Development Programme, conducted by Jay Crossland. Listen here: