19 January 12: Concertino pictures and review
Better late than never. For pictures and the NZ herald review of Concertino for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and orchestra click here…
12 January 11: Concertino
Concertino for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and orchestra is finished! For performances click here…
18 March 10: New Clarinet Lessons page
I’ve recently created a new clarinet lessons page. You can view it here.
17 March 10: New Commission
I will have the pleasure of working with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra for a second time. More details soon…
22 September 09: Ensemble Selisih Auckland Concert
Here are some pictures and a review from the Ensemble Selisih concert in Auckland on August 8th…more
21 July 09: “Evocative scoring …”
Sunday nights ACO concert, Wax Lyrical, was reviewed by William Dart in the NZ Herald today…more
19 July 09: Ensemble Selisih NZ tour coming up
Ensemble Selisih, a new music ensemble from Freiburg, Germany, consisting of baritone, alto and soprano saxophones, flute and piano will be touring NZ in August. Their programme includes new works by Dylan Lardelli and Robin Toan commissioned by Ensemble Selisih through Creative New Zealand in 2008 and works by visiting composer Dieter Mack as well as Gillian Whitehead, Chang-soon Ryu and Michael Norris… more
18 July 09: Wax Lyrical tomorrow night
19 July, 5.00pm, Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
Seven works by seven of NZ’s top next generation of composers: Chris Gendall, Robin Toan, Sam Holloway, Karlo Margetic, Anthony Young, Dylan Lardelli and Michael Norris…more
04 May 09: Christchurch Symphony concert
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the dress rehearsal and concert of a new commission Island of Wine in Christchurch… photos here
08 March 09: CANZ Trust Fund Award
Yesterday I was awarded the 2009 CANZ Trust Fund Award for outstanding potential and achievement in New Zealand composition. The picture is of me with Glenda Keam (president of CANZ) during the award ceremony.
02 March 09: Two new commissions
I’m currently working on two new commissions that will be premiered in 2009. The first is a piece for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra to play during their masterworks series in May. The second is for Ensemble Selisih ( Flute, 2 Saxes and Piano) to play in their tour of New Zealand later this year.
03 December 08: New Review
Read a review of Witch Scarers from the NZSO/SOUNZ Readings…more
02 December 08 : NZSO/TODD Article
Read my diary from the NZSO/TODD Young Composer Awards… more
20 June 08 : Aquarium & Puppets to be performed
Aquarium & Puppets will be workshopped by the NZSO during the 2008 NZSO/TODD Young Composer Awards.
19 May 08 : NZSO/SOUNZ Readings
On 5th and 6th May I spent two days in Wellington at the 14th NZSO/SOUNZ Readings. The NZSO conducted by Kenneth Young rehearsed and recorded works by six New Zealand Composers… more
10 May 08: Robin on Upbeat!
On May 7 Robin spoke on Radio New Zealand Concert’s Upbeat! about the 14th NZSO/SOUNZ Readings.
29 April 08 : Barcelona Postcards in Brazil
A three movement version of Barcelona Postcards (2005) was premiered in San Paulo in a concert by Sphaera Ensemble on the April 20.
11 March 08 : Witch Scarers for NZSO/SOUNZ Readings
Witch Scarers has been selected for the May session of the 2008 NZSO/SOUNZ readings. Witch Scarers was written about Antonio Gaudi’s chimneys on Casa Mila (La Pedrera), in Barcelona.more
3 December 07 : MCSO Festive Finale
The Manukau City Symphony Orchestra’s Festive Finale concert was a great way to close out the year. The orchestra, conducted by Uwe Grodd played with energy and enthusiasm to a packed audience on Saturday night. The concert opened with Fanfare for Manukau…more
Date: 19 July 09
Venue: Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
Date: Saturday 8th August
Time: 8pm (7.30pm pre concert talk – Professor Dieter Mack)
Venue: Music Theatre, School of Music, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland