05/07/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Composer Richard Harvey to release 'Scénarios'

a97d8a34-e2f3-42bf-81d5-671a9ad05034

 

 

A collection of miniatures for piano

Feat. John Lenehan - piano

 

 

British composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist, Richard Harvey, is delighted to announce the September release of his brand-new album ‘Scénarios’ - A Collection of Miniatures for Solo Piano, composed by Harvey and performed by acclaimed pianist, John Lenehan, known for the versatility and sensitivity of his interpretations. 

Hailing from a musical family, whose father was a composer and woodwind player, Richard Harvey studied at the Royal College of Music, including composition classes with the late Stephen Dodgson, and was a member of the British Youth Symphony Orchestra. He formed his first group in the early 1970s, the progressive rock band ‘Gryphon’, famous both for its unique sound-world that successfully melded English folk with medieval and Renaissance elements and for touring regularly with ‘Yes’ both in the UK and the USA. 

Richard Harvey is renowned for the breadth and depth of his work as a composer, which includes the famous guitar concerto ‘Concerto Antico’, written for leading guitarist John Williams, and for which he was entered into the Classic FM Hall of Fame and also for his large-scale choral works, including the popular ‘Kyrie for the Magdalene’, co-written with Hans Zimmer and which was a musical highlight of Ron Howard’s notable film ‘The Da Vinci Code’, starring Tom Hanks.

Moving seamlessly between the classical world and his work for film and TV, Harvey has conducted top symphony orchestras around the world and has performed internationally as a sought-after soloist. He has also recorded for, and collaborated with, very many significant contemporary composers and musicians, including Sir Paul McCartney, Stanley Myers, John Williams and Hans Zimmer and artist Ralph Steadman for whom he wrote an Oratorio ‘Plague and the Moonflower’ as part of an unusual multi-media project. Richard Harvey and Elvis Costello won joint BAFTA for their work on Alan Beasdale’s political drama ‘GBH’ and Harvey is the recipient of an animation industry Annie Award for his score for the animated feature ‘The Little Prince’ on which he collaborated once again with his long-term musical partner and friend, Hans Zimmer. He has been nominated for four Ivor Novello Awards.

Richard Harvey is fascinated by musical instruments and owns a large collection of over 800 different instruments from around the world. He has founded a music charity called the MAE Foundation which introduces musical teaching and participation to children in long-term refugee camp situations.

Of ‘Scénarios’, Richard Harvey commented: “When I’m composing, I always feel that the audience and I are one and the same and therefore I always try to write music that I would like to hear. It’s important to like what you create.”

 

 

Release date: 7/9/18

Altus Records  

Back to News

05/07/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Pianist magazine announces new partnership with Yamaha featuring acclaimed pianist Noriko Ogawa

Six stunning piano lesson videos are to be released alongside the next six issues of Pianist. ...


Composer Kaada masterfully stuns with brand new album – Closing Statements

Kaada's new release is breathtakingly raw; an album he claims to be 'one of the most enjoyable records to ...


60 vital tips for all pianists

60 short, effective pieces of advice for players of any age and level ...


Warner Classics and Askonas Holt partner to welcome Eric Lu to their respective rosters

The winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition to release the first single from his debut album ...


Other News

American pianist Eric Lu wins The Leeds International Piano Competition

The American pianist took home the prize at Saturday's night's competition final, held at Leeds Town Hall. ...


Lie-down and Listen: A unique classical music concert designed to benefit well-being launching this month

Pianist Christina McMaster is launching a lying down concert on September 21 in London. ...


Q&A with Serbian pianist Aleksandar Madzar

The Serbian pianist talked to us about his key advice for young pianists, and mentioned his exciting upcoming ...


Pianist James Willshire delights York crowd with mesmerising performance of 'Ten New Debussys'

The British pianist lit up York Unitarian Chapel, much to the delight of the expectant crowd. ...