Colin Currie, percussion

Colin Currie has been the driving force behind new percussion repertoire for more than a decade. Acclaimed for his virtuosity and musical integrity, Currie is a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers renowned for championing new music at the highest level. Currie is soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, and London Philharmonic.

From his earliest years Currie forged a pioneering path in creating new music for percussion, and his "athletic percussionism, compulsive showmanship, and deep musicality" (The Guardian) has inspired composers from around the globe. He was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award in 2000 for his inspirational role in contemporary music-making, and since then has commissioned and premiered works by composers including Simon Holt, Kurt Schwertsik, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Alexander Goehr, Elliott Carter, Steve Reich, James MacMillan, and Louis Andriessen. His CD recording of Jennifer Higdon's Percussion Concerto conducted by Marin Alsop on the London Philharmonic Orchestra label, won a 2010 Grammy Award.

Colin Currie is supported by Marimba One and Zildjian.

More information:
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Einojuhani Rautavaara
Cello Concerto No. 2 "Towards the Horizon"
Percussion Concerto "Incantations"
Truls Mørk, cello
Colin Currie, percussion
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
ODE 1178-2

Released 02/2012

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