Colin Currie has from his earliest years forged a pioneering path in creating new music for percussion.
Colin Currie has from his earliest years forged a pioneering path in creating new music for percussion. He was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award in 2000 for his inspirational role in contemporary music-making and received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2005. Currie has premiered works by composers such as Elliott Carter, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Jennifer Higdon, Kalevi Aho and Nico Muhly. Upcoming commissions include new works by Steve Reich, James MacMillan, Louis Andriessen, Andrew Norman and Anna Clyne. Currie is Artist in residence at London’s Southbank Centre. He has recorded many concerto, recital and chamber works including most recently Alexander Goehr’s Since Brass, nor Stone released in 2013. His recording of Rautavaara’s Incantations with the Helsinki Philharmonic/Storgårds won a 2012 Gramophone Award. Previous releases by Currie include Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto with the London Philharmonic, which won a 2010 Grammy Award.
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