Fiona Frank - Concerts 2019-2022
My Life of Music
Catalogue of Works
Programme by 'I Solisti Veneti' in Padua included "Autumn Suite"
Concert Posters and Programmes from Tintern Events
Piano Trio 'Reflections on Motherhood'
Mystical Swan in Blue
Fiona Frank - Concerts 2019-2022
St Woolos Sinfonia players
Huw Griffiths, Christoph Medler, James Drummond, and Sonia Hammond played my piece 'In Memoriam' in St Woolos Cathedral, Newport, in a programme which they repeated on 25
August 2019 in the Ebenezer Chapel, Newport (Pembrokeshire).
July 2019 Ensemble Trame Sonore played my movement for Oboe Quartet 'In Memoriam' in a concert 'Voci di Donne' in the XIV
Edition of the Festival
'Il colore rosa'
August 2019, the Duo Arcadia di Roma played my piece 'Rainy Autumn Day' (version for piano and violin) in a concert
'Passion and Romance' at Torre Sulis
, Alghero. They repeated the programme at Palazzo Camozzini, Verona, on 28
September 2019, and again at Palazzo Siotto, Cagliari on 31
Ensemble Trame Sonore performed my piece "In Memoriam" at the
Festival at Teatro Adriano, Cagliari, on 22
My short duo for Clarinet and 'Cello
'Spread your wings and fly!'
was selected for performance at the 2019 Osmose Festival, where it was played by Geraldine Fastre and Bruno Ispiola on 15
November 2019, 'Le Musae Ensemble'
played my quartet for Flute, Piano, Violin and 'Cello, 'Meeting my Muse'
, at the
International museum and library of music of Bologna
. Less the optional 'Cello part, they have also played it in Alghero (2020) Cagliari and Venice (2021) and Padua in 2022 -see below.
July 2020, 'Le Musae Ensemble' performed my piece "Meeting my Muse" in a
summer evening concert at the Complesso Nuragico di Palmavera
. This performance featured the version without the optional 'cello part.
In the magazine LeggereDonna, Carla Collina wrote: "I loved the first, Fiona Frank, who we were told to be not only a composer in her life but also a painter and poet, because she really knows how to describe magical atmospheres with notes: a musical interpretation of the divine feminine that culminates with a powerful melodious phrasing. At this time of the evening the pathos was really high, one could perceive in handling the musical instruments a profound synergy between the three artists, felt as a whole that enchanted and thrilled." (Ho amato di la prima donna Fiona Frank che ci stato detto essere non solo compositrice nella sua vita ma anche pittrice e poeta perche davvero sa descrivcre con le note atmosfere magiche: una interpretazione in musica del divino femminile che culmina con un fraseggio melodioso potente. A questo momento della serata il pathos stato veramente alto, si percepiva nel maneggiare gli strumenti musicali una sinergia profonda tra le tre artiste, sentita come un tutt'uno che incantava e emozionava.)
My piano piece "Signs of Change" received its
, online, on Monday, 30
November 2020 in the '7 notes in 7 days at 7pm!' project, with thanks to
. The complete event, including Maria's commentary, is
July 2021, we held an event for the river, in St Michael's church, Tintern, on the banks of the River Wye.
This was an event which formed part of a pilgrimage from source to sea, entitled 'Walking with the Wye' and supported by the umbrella organisation 'Save the Wye'. I played three duets I had written for Violin and Viola, inspired by Water. The concert was held in St Michael's church, Tintern, on the banks of the River Wye, with Nick Day playing Viola. The works were 'Rainy Autumn Day', 'Yearning' and 'Midsummer Rain' (which form a continuous pair of pieces), and 'Reconciliation'.
I also read my poem, 'The Swan's Disdain', played three pieces for solo violin by Celia Harper, and conducted an informal choral group singing rounds I had composed specially for the occasion.
On 1st August 2021,
St Woolos Sinfonia players
Huw Griffiths, Christoph Medler, James Drummond, and Sonia Hammond played three pieces from my Oboe Quartet, 'Cloudcover', 'Rose Moon in Capricorn', and 'In Memoriam', in St Woolos Cathedral, Newport.
September 2021, for
Progetto Mediterranea: The muses assemble at Palazzo Siotto in Cagliari
, tribute to the seven women killed in recent days #STOPFEMMINICIDES
October 2021, ENSEMBLE TRAME SONORE performed a concert entitled
VOCI DI DONNA - Musical reflections on gender violence
, in Mola di Bari.
NOVEMBER 2021 AT 17:00 UTC
Voci di Donna.
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari- Giovedi 25 novembre alle ore 18, in occasione della Giornata internazionale per l'eliminazione della violenza contro le donne, il #MuseoArcheologicoCagliari presentera "Voci di Donna", concerto-spettacolo dell'Ensemble Trame Sonore.
"Meeting My Muse" (which was premiered by the 'Ensemble Musae' at their inaugural concert in Bologna two years ago) was performed in the opulent setting of
, in Venice, on 19
December 2021. The Ensemble played in this glorious restored venue in the heart of Venice, San Marco, and Maggie S. Lorelli presented the book "Le invisibili Signore della Musica" by Anna Rollando, which is dedicated to women composers. (On the ceiling the fresco of Gaetano Zompini depicts Apollo and the Muses). With thanks to Alessia Dall'Asta, Maggie S. Lorelli & Laura Bianco. They subsequently played it also in Padua, at the Basilica di Sant'Antonio.
My 7-movement piano suite 'Mystical Swan in Blue' was premiered by the phenomenal
in a lunchtime concert at Rugby parish church on 8th February 2022, and given a second performance on February 18th in Shipston-on-Stour.
Click here to read of more developments regarding 'Mystical Swan in Blue'
As a duo, Le Musae Ensemble (Laura Bianco and Maggie Lorelli) performed my piece 'Rainy Autumn Day' (version for Violin and Piano) at the
, Turin, on 22
March 2022, "Meeting My Muse" (which was premiered by the 'Ensemble Musae' at their inaugural concert in Bologna two years previously) was performed again by 'Ensemble Musae', at the Basilica di Sant'Antonio in Padua.
In July 2022, I was a prize-winner in the ‘Spirit’ Competition of the Commonwealth Community Music Initiative- it was very exciting to hear my piece performed in the
'Curiosity Concert' during the
Birmingham 2022 Festival
, in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games. My short piece was specifically structured to allow it to be slotted into a sequence of contributions from different composers in a continuous passacaglia-like series of variations on a 16-bar bass-line, culminating in an arrangement of a famous theme by Holst.
July 2022, Ensemble Trame Sonore played 'In Memoriam' again, this time at the Cattedrale di Salerno, in a concert titled ‘Voci di Donna’.
Fiona Frank - Concerts, 2019-2022
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