Fire over Water
Colin also presents chamber projects with artists including Håkan Hardenberger, Huw Watkins, Nicolas Hodges, the JACK Quartet, the Colin Currie Quartet and various others. For more details please contact Intermusica.
Percussion Concerto **
Dance Variations * **
Richard Rodney Bennett
Marimba Concerto *
Two Controversies and A Conversation * **
Double Concerto *
Snowblind * **
Concerto for Water Percussion
Into the Open...
Percussion Concerto **
a table of noises **
Time Release * **
Percussion Concerto No.2 **
Veni, Veni Emmanuel *
Concerto pour Batterie et Petit Orchestre *
Concerto for Marimba, Vibraphone and Orchestra *
Double Standard * **
Wood, Metal and Skin * **
Percussion Concerto * **
Der gerettete Alberich
Now you hear me, now you don't * **
Martland Memorial **
riSE and fLY * **
Ais for Baritone, Percussion and Orchestra
* possible for chamber orchestra
** work written for Colin Currie
Harrison Birtwistle - Intrada for piano and percussion
Piano, celeste, harpsichord, marimba, vibraphone and xylophone. Library of Congress, Washington, 2018. Co-commissioned by the Library of Congress, Southbank Centre and De Doelen, Rotterdam.
Dave Maric – We Made Us
Solo percussion, piano, electronics and strings. Cumnock Tryst Festival, October 2017. Commissioned by The Scottish Ensemble and Iain and Elizabeth Currie.
Brett Dean – ...the scene of the crime...
Trumpet and drums. Malmo Chamber Music, September 2017. Commissioned by Malmo Chamber Music, and Håkan Hardenberger and Colin Currie.
Marijn Simons – Chamber Concerto
Chamber Concerto. Violin, piano, percussion and harp. Delft Chamber Music Festival, August 2017.
Mark-Anthony Turnage – Martland Memorial
Solo percussion and orchestra. Three premieres: Britten-Pears Orchestra with Marin Alsop, Royal Festival Hall, London, March 2017 Antwerp Symphony with Martyn Brabbins, May 2018 Minnesota Orchestra with Osmo Vanska, March 2019.
Ross Edwards – Frog and Star Cycle
Solo saxophone, solo percussion and symphony orchestra. Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Lothar Koenigs, Sydney Opera House, July 2016.
Andrew Norman – Switch
Solo percussion and symphony orchestra. Two premieres: Utah Symphony Orchestra with Thierry Fischer, November 2015. BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sakari Oramo, December 2015.
HK Gruber – into the open...
Solo percussion and symphony orchestra. BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms, July 2015.
Dave Maric – Trophic Cascades
Two pianos and two percussion. Two premieres: de Doelen, Rotterdam, February 2015. Capital University, Columbus Ohio, March 2015
James MacMillan – Percussion Concerto No.2
Solo percussion and symphony orchestra. Seven premieres: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic with James Gaffigan, November 2014, Philharmonia Orchestra with Jaime Martin, December 2014, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse with Tugan Sohkiev, December 2014, Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra with Marin Alsop, August 2015, Royal Scottish National Orchestra with Edward Gardner at the Edinburgh Festival, August 2015, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Marin Alsop, March 2016, São Paolo Symphony Orchestra with Marin Alsop, March 2016.
Carnegie Hall, New York, October 2014, Cite de la Musique, Paris, November 2014.
Steve Reich – Quartet
Two vibraphones and two pianos. Four premieres: Colin Currie Group Southbank Centre, London, October 2014, Kölner Philharmonie, October 2014,
Anna Clyne – Secret Garden
Solo drumkit and pre-recorded audio. Southbank Centre, London, October 2014
Louis Andriessen – Tapdance
Percussion and large ensemble. Two premieres: Asko/Schonberg Ensemble with Rienbert de Leeuw, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, May 2014, Asko/Schonberg Ensemble with Clark Rundell, Southbank Centre, London, October 2014.
Jiri Gemrot – Kvintet
Marimba, two violins, viola and cello. Kölner Philharmonie with the Pavel Haas String Quartet, May 2014.
Rolf Wallin – Realismos Mágicos
Solo marimba. Three premieres: Wigmore Hall, April 2014, Bergen Festival, June 2014 Sound Festival Aberdeen, October 2014.
Commissioned by Colin Currie.
Joseph Pereira – Word of Mouth II
Solo percussion. Wigmore Hall, London, April 2014.
Max De Wardener – Pithos
Percussion and symphony orchestra. Orchestre Nationale de Bordeuax Aquitaine.
Joseph Pereira – Strophe
Vibraphone and string quartet. The Miro String Quartet, University of Connecticut, April 2013.
Nico Muhly – Double Standard
Two percussionists and chamber orchestra. Britten Sinfonia/Bas Wiegers, Airport Zaal, Muziekcentrum Fritz Phillips, Tromp Festival Eindhoven, November 2012.
Julia Wolfe – riSE and fLY
Percussion and orchestra. BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockart, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, October 2012.
Dave Maric – Towards Future's Embrace
Percussion and chamber orchestra. Lapland Chamber Orchestra and John Storgårds, Luosto Classic Festival, Luosto Finland, August 2012.
Elliott Carter – Two Controversies and a Conversation
Piano, percussion and chamber orchestra or full orchestra. World premiere of new extended version of the concerto. New York Philharmonic Orchestra and David Robertson. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, June 2012.
Joseph Pereira – Percussion Concerto
Solo percussion and chamber ensemble. Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group and Jeffrey Milarski, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, May 2012.
Kalevi Aho – Sieidi
Solo percussion and symphony orchestra. Three premieres: London Philharmonic Orchestra and Osomo Vänskä, April 2012, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and John Storgards at The Luosto Classic Festival in Finland, August 2012, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Francois Xavier Roth, November 2012.
Bergen Philharmonic, January 2014.
Sally Beamish – Dance Variations
Solo percussion and chamber orchestra. Four premieres: Swedish Chamber Orchestra and She-Yeon Sung, February 2012, Stanford Philharmonia and JiDong Chai, February 2012, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Joseph Swensen, March 2012,
Askell Masson – Percussion Concerto
Percussion and symphony orchestra. Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Petri Sakari, Turku Philharmonic Hall, Turku, December 2011.
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Oliver Knussen, Snape Maltings, June 2011. Co-commissioned by The New York Philharmonic and L'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Elliott Carter – Coversations
Solo piano, solo percussion and chamber Orchestra
Joey Roukens – Percussion Concerto
Solo percussion and large ensemble. Sinfonia Rotterdam and Conrad van Alphen, De Doelen, Rotterdam, May 2011.
Christian Muthspiel – To and Fro
Trumpet and tuned percussion. With Håkan Hardenberger and NDR Pro Musica, Hannover.
Lukas Ligeti – Tangle
Trumpet and percussion. With Håkan Hardenberger and NDR Pro Musica, Hannover, April 2011.
Tobias Brostrom – Dream Variations
Trumpet and percussion. With Håkan Hardenberger and NDR Pro Musica Hannover, April 2011.
Dave Maric – Run Chime
Percussion and string quartet. With The Miro Quartet, University of Texas, February 2011.
Michael Torke – Mojave
Marimba and string quartet. Version with Chamber Orchestra also available. The Heath Quartet, Airport Zaal, Muziekcentrum Fritz Phillips, Tromp Festival Eindhoven, November 2010.
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Incantations
Percussion and orchestra. Four premieres: London Philharmonic and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, October 2009, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Shi-Yeon Sung, November 2009, Tampere Philharmonic and Hannu Lintu, December 2009, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu, April 2010.
Joe Duddell – Catch
Trumpet and marimba. With Håkan Hardenberger and Hamburg Muiskhalle, May 2009.
Kurt Schwertsik – Now you hear me, now you don't
Marimba and strings. The Scottish Ensemble, Queen's Cross Church, Aberdeen, February 2009.
Steve Martland – Starry Night
String quartet and marimba. With the Ethel String Quartet, Airport Zaal, Muziekcentrum Fritz Phillips, Tromp Festival Eindhoven, November 2008.
Alexander Goehr – Since Brass, nor Stone...
String quartet and percussion. With the Pavel Haas String Quartet, St Andrew's, Holborn, City of London Festival, July 2008.
Simon Holt – A Table of Noises
Percussion and orchestra. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, May 2008.
Charlie Parker arranged Rolf Martinsson – Donna Lee
Flugelhorn and vibraphone. With Håkan Hardenberger. LSO St Luke's, London, February 2007.
Deirdre Gribbin – Goliath
Percussion concerto. Ulster Orchestra and Pierre-Andre Valade, Belfast, October 2006.
Copenhagen Philharmonic and Hannu Lintu, August 2006. Netherlands Philharmonic and Steven Sloane, November 2006. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Clark Rundell, April 2008
Michael Nyman – gdm
Marimba and orchestra. Three premieres:
Dave Maric – Lucid Intervals
Flugelhorn, trumpet and percussion. With Håkan Hardenberger, Verbier Festival, Switzerland, July 2006
Jennifer Higdon – Percussion Concerto
Three premieres: Philadelphia, Philadelphia Orchestra and Christoph Eshenbach, November 2005. Indianapolis Symphony and Andreas Delfs, March 2006, Dallas Symphony and Roberto Minczuk, April 2006.
Swedish Chamber Orchestra and HK Gruber, Orebro, November 2006, Ensemble Orchestrale de Paris and Thierry Fischer, Paris, February 2007.
Steve Mackey – Time Release
Solo percussion and chamber orchestra. Four premieres: Residentie Orkest and Clark Rundell, Den Haag, September 2005 Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Andre de Ridder, Glasgow, November 2005
Thea Musgrave – Wood, Metal and Skin
Percussion concerto. National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and Garry Walker, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, January 2005.
Dai Fujikura – Be
Solo percussion. London, June 2004.
Joe Duddell – Ruby
Percussion concerto. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop, BBC Promenade concert, Royal Albert Hall, London, July 2003.
Dave Maric – Borrowed Time
Organ and percussion. With Clive Driskill-Smith, Westminster Abbey, London, June 2003.
Dave Maric – Predicaments
Percussion and piano. With Dave Maric, Paris Presences Festival, February 2003.
Dave Maric – Exile
Percussion, two pianos and live electronics. With the Labeque Sisters and Dave Maric, Birmingham, UK, October 2002.
Dave Maric – Sense and Innocence
Live and sampled percussion. Lucerne Festival, Switzerland, September 2002.
Joe Duddell – Snowblind
Percussion and 12 solo strings. The Scottish Ensemble, Inverness, Scotland, April 2002.
Dave Maric – Shapeshifter
Percussion duo. With Sam Walton, Leighton Buzzard, UK, October 2001.
Dave Maric – Trilogy
Live and sampled percussion. RSAMD, Glasgow, December 2000.
Michael Torke – Rapture
Percussion and orchestra. Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Marin Alsop, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, February 2001.
John McLeod – Thrashing the Sea God
Solo percussion. The Crucible, Sheffield, February 2000.
Joe Duddell – Parallel Lines
Piano and tuned percussion. With James Pearson, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, May 1999.
Steve Martland – Eternal Delight
As member of Steve Martland Band. The Maltings, Farnham, UK, March 1997.
Richard Michael – Jazz Suite
Vibes and piano. With Robin Michael, RSAMD, Glasgow, June 1994.
Errollyn Wallen – Percussion Concerto
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Paul Daniel, Barbican Centre, London, April 1994.
COLIN CURRIE GROUP
Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, Organ
Music for Pieces of Wood
Music for 18 Musicians
For more information about the Colin Currie Group, visit their website colincurriegroup.com.
COLIN CURRIE QUARTET
Drumming [Part 1]
Photos of Colin with some of the many composers who have written works for him: