Flute and percussion call for works

December 8, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

James Wilson (flute) and Alexander Pepelasis (percussion) are pleased to announce a new call for works.

You are welcome to write for either flute and untuned percussion, or solo works respectively, and can include electronics.

Please send your submissions in PDF format, along with any supporting audio files to mc15jw[at]leeds[dot]ac[dot]uk.

The deadline for submissions is 21 December 2015.

Shortlisted works will be announced in 2016, with a performance planned as part of the MMus Applied Performance Studies module at the University of Leeds in 2017, with additional performances planned around it.

James Wilson flute

Born in 1991, James Wilson studies flute with Karin de Fleyt at the University of Leeds.

He studied at Leeds College of Music with Dr Martyn Shaw, graduating in 2013. In 2012, James was winner of the Mrs Sunderland Musical Festival, Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama and East Coast Young Musician of the Year. He is a Fellow of the Victoria College of Music in flute teaching. James has taken part in masterclasses with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Belinda Gough, Kevin Gowland, Ian Mullin and Kate Hill.

Performances as a soloist have included the 1901 Arts Club and Steinway Hall in London. James has performed live for BBC Radio 4 and is a previous beneficiary of the Oxford Flute Summer School Bursary.

Alexander Pepelasis percussion

Alexandrer Pepelasis is a classical percussionist that has just completed his Masters degree in performance from Leeds College of Music under the tutelage of Dr Damien Harron. Alexander graduated in 2012 from the Acropolis Arts Conservatory of Athens. He entered the International Competition for Percussion in Fermo (Italy) in 2009 and 2010 and was awarded with the 1st prize (2010) and the 3rd prize (2009) in snare drum and the 3rd prize (2010) in timpani. In 2011 Alexander performed “Psapha” by Iannis Xenakis in the opening concert of the 1st International Competition for Percussion in Patra (Greece).