We are still buzzing after the recent nominations for the RPS Music Awards, in
which Martin Butler’s ‘Rondes d’Automne’ was nominated in the category of Chamber-Scale Composition. NLCE co-commissioned the piece with the Dante Quartet in 2011.
We’re not really surprised by the nomination, to be honest! It’s a great piece, and we’ve really enjoyed working on it these last months. We performed it back in March, and since then have gone on to do another piece by Martin – ‘Dirty Beasts’, which was paired alongside an exciting new Philip Cashian wind dectet, ‘Cortege’.
In the meantime, we’ve got some exciting concerts lined up for summer – details of which are coming soon. Fingers firmly crossed that Martin can go on and win the RPS Award!