Wednesday 11 December 2019 7:30PM

Melvyn Tan piano; Calefax; Signum Quartet

Kevin Volans’ 70th Birthday


  • Melvyn Tan piano
  • Calefax
  • Signum Quartet

The South African-born composer marks his 70th birthday this year, with pianist Melvyn Tan and two eminent ensembles coming together to celebrate in a programme containing several major works from Volans’ output and a new one created especially for this occasion, x:y:k.

BBC Radio 3 will broadcast this concert on Tuesday 14 January at 7.30pm and it will be available on BBC Sounds for 30 days

  • Kevin Volans
        • Leaping Dance:This is How it Is (world première)
        • piano:string quartet:chopin (world première) [1]
  • Interval
        • L'Africaine
        • x:y:k for reed quintet and string quartet (world première) [2]
  1. Co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and the Arts Council of Ireland
  2. Co-commissioned by Calefax Reed Ensemble, Signum Quartet, String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam and the Eduard von Beinem Foundation