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Edinburgh International Festival announces 2019 line-up

The Edinburgh International Festival have announced their line-up for 2019 which features a performance by Colin Currie Group of Sofia Gubaidulina’s concerto for percussion quintet and orchestra, Glorious Percussion. They will be joined by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Thomas Dausgaard for the performance on 8 August in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. The concert will… Read more »

New Colin Currie & Steve Reich Album Available for Pre-order

Colin Currie & Steve Reich Live at Fondation Louis Vuitton will be released on 12 April and is available for pre-order now. The third album on Colin’s record label celebrates the percussionist’s artistic relationship with the American cultural icon Steve Reich. Recorded live at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2 & 3 December 2017, the album was programmed and… Read more »

Southbank Centre announce Drumming as part of their 2019/20 Season

The Southbank Centre announced its 2019/20 season this week and revealed that the Colin Currie Group will give four special performances of Steve Reich Drumming in the Hayward Gallery on 6 and 7 December as part of the Centre’s International Chamber Music Series. The performances will recreate the piece’s UK premiere, which took place at the Hayward Gallery in 1972, and… Read more »

Summer concert dates announced

The Colin Currie Quartet will perform at the East Neuk Festival, Fife on 29 June this year. Repertoire includes Steve Reich Mallet Quartet and Drumming Part 1, Kevin Volans Four Marimbas  and Graeme Leak Sea Interludes. On 1 July, they perform at London’s Wigmore Hall, this time featuring Joseph Pereira Mallet Quartet and Stockhausen Vibra-Elufa for solo vibraphone along with… Read more »

Drumming features in The Boston Globe’s best classical albums, 2018

The Boston Globe named Drumming as one of their top 11 classical albums of 2018. “Handpicked by adventurous Scottish percussionist Colin Currie, the Steve Reich-specializing percussion ensemble presents an ecstatic rendition of Reich’s minimalist monument on its first album. With gleaming, clear overtones and smart dynamic shifts, this recording absolutely transports.” Click here to see… Read more »

Colin Currie Group return to Cambridge Music Festival

After their highly successful concert with Steve Reich in 2016, the Colin Currie Group returns to Corn Exchange on 21 November as part of the Cambridge Music Festival. The programme includes Reich’s Drumming (part 1), Music for Pieces of Wood and Six Marimbas, which the group performs for the first time. Six Marimbas (1986), is… Read more »

Colin Currie Group perform in Singapore and the UK

The Colin Currie Quartet will make their first-ever performance in Southeast Asia this November with a concert featuring the music of Steve Reich in Singapore. They will perform Drumming,  Music for Pieces of Wood and Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ with Synergy Vocals at The Esplanade concert hall in Singapore on 10 November. They will then… Read more »

Colin Currie Quartet makes debut at the NCPA Beijing

This season Colin launches the Colin Currie Quartet, formed of some of the core members of the Colin Currie Group and long-time collaborators of Currie, Sam Walton, Adrian Spillett and Owen Gunnell. The quartet make their debut at the NCPA Beijing on 24 August as part of the Percussion Festival 2018, which sees percussion groups from across… Read more »

Introducing the Colin Currie Quartet

The Colin Currie Quartet was formed in 2018 by Colin Currie to present the diverse works written for percussion quartet. The group is made up of Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton, who form the core of the Colin Currie Group, and in this new collective they perform works by Steve Reich and… Read more »

BBC Young Musician 40th Anniversary Prom

Colin Currie Group performed at the BBC Proms on 15 July as part of a celebration to mark 40 years of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton played Steve Reich Drumming (Part 1) to a packed out Royal Albert Hall in London. Colin was the first percussionist… Read more »