Matthew Kaner


Commissioned for soloist Benjamin Baker. Premiered at St John’s Smith Square with Jonathan Bloxham and the Northern Chords Festival Orchestra, 9 May 2017.

“There, bang in the middle of what by common consent turned out to be the best Europe Day Concert to date, was the world premiere of a piece which went as deep and as high as anything on the programme: Stranded by Matthew Kaner, in which the solo violinist finally breaks away from the combative orchestra and walks offstage, still playing… I was taken aback by the ravishing beauty of the sound (Matt’s orchestration is a wonder) and the impact of the playing.”

David Nice, I’ll Think of Something Later, 16 May 2017

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