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Colin Currie Group

Chamber

  • Led by British percussionist Colin Currie and comprising the UK’s finest percussionists, Colin Currie Group is a virtuosic ensemble that specialises in the music of Steve Reich.


    2015-16 highlights included the Finnish premiere of Quartet at Helsinki Festival and multiple performances of Music for 18 Musicians including a return to Southbank Centre and two performances in Rotterdam. In 2016-17 Colin Currie Group will make their debut at Macau International Music Festival, as well as return to Southbank Centre and Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall for performances of Tehillim and further European performances including at Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg.

  • 由科林·克里和其他英国著名打击乐演奏家创办的科林·克里乐队,是一支享有盛誉,专长于演奏史蒂夫·莱许音乐作品的演奏家。2014-15季科林·克里乐队的演出包括在伦敦南岸艺术中心、巴黎城市音乐厅,科隆音乐厅,布拉格,鹿特丹杜伦音乐厅,荷兰Muziekgebouw音乐剧场, 根特、都柏林、格拉斯哥音乐节, 卡迪夫,Saffron Hall等音乐厅和剧场的演出。

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  • Formed for a performance at the 2006 BBC Proms in London, since when they have performed across the world from Amsterdam to Tokyo, the Colin Currie Group is warmly endorsed by Reich, who has described Colin Currie as “one of the greatest musicians in the world today” Herald Scotland.


    With Reich’s endorsement, Currie and his ensemble have taken on the role of ambassadors of Drumming. The ensemble has performed the work to great acclaim at many major UK venues and festivals, including Cheltenham Festival, Birmingham Town Hall, Bristol, Perth and again at London’s Southbank. 


    Colin Currie Group have gone on to explore many of Steve Reich’s works, including Sextet, Mallet Quartet, Music for Pieces of Wood and Music for 18 Musicians. Their first performance of Music for 18 Musicians in 2013 was at a sold-out Royal Festival Hall in the presence of the composer, lauded as “technically impeccable and musically overwhelming” (Guardian) and “simultaneously static and bursting with event: a joyful conundrum” (Independent).


    In 2014 the Group gave the premiere of a new work by Steve Reich Quartet for two pianos and two vibraphones at Southbank Centre prior to touring this work throughout Europe. In future seasons Colin Currie Group will continue to add to their repertoire, including performances of Tehillim at Royal Festival Hall and Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall. 

  • 为2006BBC音乐节组建的科林·克里乐队已经在阿姆斯特丹、东京等多个大型城市进行过巡演。莱许对这支乐队赞不绝口,并称科林·克里本人是当今世界最伟大音乐家之一。


    在莱许的倾力支持下,克里和他的乐队已经担任起了打击乐艺术的形象大使。这支乐队在英国的各种音乐节和场合都进行过表演,表演地区包括切尔滕纳姆音乐节,伯明翰市政厅, 布里斯托尔, 珀斯,以及伦敦南岸艺术中心。


    2012年12月科林·克里乐团在东京歌剧音乐厅举行了他们的国际首演,2013年8月则在荷兰皇家音乐厅举行了他们的欧洲首演。2013年11月,他们回到伦敦南岸艺术中心演奏莱许的音乐作品,而作曲家本人在节日大厅出席的那场音乐会票被一抢而空。他们的演奏被获得了极高评价。《卫报》评论他们“技术上惊为天人而音乐上情感丰富饱满”,《独立报》则评价他们如同“一个令人入迷的结合:同时具有严谨的风格和大师的风范”。

Past tour
Tehillim
Asia, March 2017
Conducted by Colin Currie himself, the Colin Currie Group toured to Japan to give their first performances in Asia of Steve Reich's Tehillim and other music by Steve Reich.

Two performances in Tokyo featured special appearances by Steve Reich to perform Reich’s own Clapping Music with Colin Currie, as well as the Japanese premiere of Steve Reich’s Quartet which was written for and premiered by Colin Currie Group in 2014.

Performances

1 & 2 March 2017
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo 

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Future tour
Tehellim
North America, 2016/17
Renowned for their performances of the music of Steve Reich Colin Currie Group make their debut tour to the composer’s home country.

Conducted by Colin Currie himself, the Colin Currie Group will be offering programmes featuring Reich’s Tehellim and other music by Reich.

The group will be offering a series of programmes, either with a single concert or a series of residency-style events with programmes ranging from a sextet-sized group upwards aside educational activities and master classes.

Performances

2016-2017 season, period to be confirmed.

East-coast October/November 2017

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Past tour
Drumming
Asia, September 2016
In the 80th Birthday year of Steve Reich, Colin Currie Group make their debut at Macau International Music Festival with a programme featuring Drumming and other music by Reich.

The group have made Drumming their own, having performed the work across the world, including numerous performances in the presence of the composer.

“I’ve played this piece about a 100 times, but the horrible truth is, he plays it better than I do!” – Steve Reich on Colin Currie Group, Prague Dvorak Festival, October 2014

This tour marks the groups return to Asia, following their highly acclaimed Asia debut in Tokyo in 2012.

Performances

7 October 2016
Macau Cultural Centre, Macau 

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Past tour
Sextet, Mallet Quartet, Quartet
Europe, April 2015
Colin Currie Group embark on a five-date tour of the Netherlands in April 2015. The tour opens at De Doelen, Rotterdam, where Colin is artist in residence.

As part of De Doelen's ‘Red Sofa Series’ Colin Currie Group perform four Reich works for small ensemble: Music for Pieces of Wood, Sextet, Mallet Quartet and Quartet which was written specially for Colin Currie Group.

The Group performs similar programmes in Nijmegen, Tilburg and Middleburg, but and add new repertoire at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam where they perform as part of the World Minimal Festival. Here the group tackle Terry Riley The Heaven Ladder Book 5: 1.Cinco de Mayo, George Henry Crumb’s Music for a Summer Evening as well as Reich’s Quartet.

Performances

8 – 12 April 2015

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Kate Caro
International Touring
+44 20 7608 9932
kcaro@intermusica.co.uk

Catherine Gibbs
Artist Management
+44 20 7608 9946
cgibbs@intermusica.co.uk

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