Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2022

Colin Currie


Championing new music at the highest level, Colin Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

Highlights of the 2019/20 season include the world premiere of Bruno Mantovani’s Percussion Concerto with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Mikko Franck in April 2020. Another major season highlight is Currie’s conducting debut, conducting the Britten Sinfonia in the European premiere of Steve Reich’s Reich/Richter in the Barbican, London, in October 2019. The Colin Currie Group also return to the Southbank Centre for four sold-out performances of Drumming at the Hayward Gallery.   

A dynamic and adventurous soloist, Currie’s unrivalled commitment to commissioning and creating new music was recognised by the Royal Philharmonic Society who awarded him the 2015 Instrumentalist Award. Currie has premiered works by a multitude of composers, and in the coming seasons will premiere new works by Bruno Mantovani, Steve Reich and Nicole Lizée among others. Currie is Artist in Association at London’s Southbank Centre and performs widely with his dynamic ensemble the Colin Currie Group, formed in 2006, specialising in the music of Steve Reich.


In October 2017 Currie launched Colin Currie Records, in conjunction with LSO Live, as a platform for his diverse projects, celebrating the extraordinary developments for percussion music over the past century.


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Festival Performances Year 2022

Beethoven: Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen'' from ''Die Zauberflöte'', Op. 66 (c.1798)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Tobias Broström: Dream Variations (2011)
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Colin Currie (percussion)

Beethoven: Andante con variazione, WoO 44 No. 2 (1792 - 1800)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)


Beethoven: Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120 (1819 - 1823)
Paul Lewis (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3 (1798)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Beethoven: Adagio for Mandolin and Piano in E-flat major, WoO 43 No. 2 (1796)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Beethoven: Sonatina for Mandolin and Piano in C major, WoO 44 No. 1 (1796)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11 (last movement: Tema con variazioni) (1797)
Björn Nyman (clarinet), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Ketil Hvoslef: Beethoven Trio (1997)
Björn Nyman (clarinet), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)


Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135 (1826)
Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2 (1796)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Jonathan Biss (piano)

Joe Duddell: Catch I , II and III (2009)
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Colin Currie (percussion)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 (1814)
Jonathan Biss (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 (1820)
Jonathan Biss (piano)

J. S. Bach arr. for mandolin by Avi Avital: Chaconne from Partita No 2. BWV 1004 (1717 - 1720)
Avi Avital (mandolin)

Beethoven: Bagatelle in E-flat major, Op. 126, Nos. 1, 5 & 6 (1823-1824)
Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Rolf Wallin: Realismos Magicos (2014)
Colin Currie (percussion)

Vivaldi arr. Avital: Concerto for lute in D major, RV. 93 (1730 - 1731)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), N.N. (violin), Henninge Landaas (viola), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Karol Ciesluk (double bass), Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord)

Lene Grenager: Extract from Mixed Handedness for solo cello (2017)
Lene Grenager (cello)

Beethoven: Folksongs
Christiane Karg (soprano), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Jonathan Biss (piano)