• Kevin Volans
  • Piano Concerto No.4 (2016)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with financial assistance from the following individuals through BCMG’s Sound Investment Scheme: Alan Cook, Alan Carr, Allan Brookfield, Anne Fletcher, Blair Winton, Christopher Carrier, Janet Upward, John Barnden, Mark Robinson, Matthew Harris, Owen Watkins, Nest Thomas, Paul Bond, Paul and Jean Bacon, Richard Hartree, Rosalyn and Philip Phillips, Simon Collings, Stephen Williams, Stephen Johnson, Wally Francis, Michael and Sandra Squires First performed by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conducted by Geoffrey Paterson, on 11 November 2016 at CBSO Centre, Birmingham.

  • 2.2.2(2bcl).02.2.2.0str(1.1.1.1.1)
  • Piano
  • 28 min

Programme Note

The string parts may be played by multiple instruments, i.e. the piece may be played by chamber orchestra. If played solo, they may need amplification.

Ideally the instruments should be divided into three groups:

1) woodwind
2) brass
3) solo piano and strings

placed in three locations as far apart as possible in the performance space.

In this case they would all need to play to click tracks with no conductor, with computer visual aids for each group.

The piece is essentially one movement, divided into three sections.

Kevin Volans