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Ian Wilson



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19 performances.


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Past Performances




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The Seven Last Words, 3rd section
An excerpt from my 2nd piano trio of 1995




Man-o'-War
An excerpt from my 2001 BBC Proms orchestral commission




from the Book of Longing
Opening of my 1996 work for violin and piano




Veer, 1st movement
The first of the two movements of my fourth string quartet from 2000




Involute
Quintet from 2003




re:play
An excerpt from my 2007 work for improvising saxophonist and 'classical' sextet




Basho 9
One of the 17 short movements from my 2005 work 'Pieces of Elsewhere' for soprano and percussion quartet




Ghosts
Excerpt from my 22-minute 2006 saxophone quartet, my 3rd work for the medium




Winter finding
Excerpt from an RTE orchestral commission from 2004




Second Elegy
2nd movement from my 2004 string quartet 'Lyric Suite: 7 Elegiac Pieces'




List of Works
This list of works is taken from the records of concert details listed in our concerts section. It is not intended to be comprehensive, but serves as a useful link to recent performances of this composer's work.

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The Handsomest Drowned Man In

Ian Wilson *DEC 4th* Wrecking

"Come dal ciel precipita" Macb

Ian Wilson-4 In The Morning-JG

Ian Wilson Biography

Ian Wilson was born in Belfast in 1964 and obtained the first D.Phil in composition to be awarded by the University of Ulster which, in 1993, commissioned his orchestral work Rise in celebration of the tenth anniversary of its foundation. His music has been performed and broadcast on six continents by artists such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Ulster, Belgrade Philharmonic and Norwegian Radio Orchestras, the London Mozart Players and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Artis, Vogler and Vanbrugh Quartets, Lontano and Avanti! ensembles, Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney. Works have been performed at many festivals including the BBC Proms, Venice Biennial, ISCM World Music Days, the Cheltenham, Spitalfields and Bath Festivals and the Ultima Festival in Oslo, where Running, Thinking, Finding for orchestra received the composition prize in 1991.

He has written over seventy pieces including a chamber opera, concertos for organ, cello, alto saxophone, violin (two), marimba and piano, orchestral pieces, seven string quartets, four piano trios and many other chamber and vocal works.

In 1992 Ian Wilson was awarded the Macaulay Fellowship administered by the Arts Council of Ireland, and in 1998 he was elected to Aosdana, Ireland's State-sponsored body of creative artists. From 2000 to 2003 Ian Wilson was AHRB Research Fellow in Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Ulster. His music is published by Universal Edition (London) Ltd.


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