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Manuel Zurria and Mark Knoop Event

13:00 - 13:50
9 May 2016
Turner Sims Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Louise Johnson on 02380598424 or email .

Event details

Italian flautist Manuel Zurria joins London-based pianist and conductor Mark Knoop, perform an exciting, modern programme of works by Laurence Crane, Conlon Nancarrow, Howard Skempton, Beat Furrer, and University of Southampton composer, Matthew Shlomowitz. This will be followed by a workshop with student composers in Turner Sims, which all are welcome to watch.

Manuel Zurria was born in Catania (Sicily) in 1962 and has been living in Rome since 1980. He has worked closely with many of the most important Italian composers and inspired a whole generation of composers from all over the world to write new works for flute. Strongly attracted by minimalism, in the early months of 2008 he published with Die Schachtel a triple cd called REPEAT! which represents the sum of his experiences, including original or transcribed works for flute and electronics in collaboration with Arvo Pärt, Louis Andriessen, Tom Johnson and many others. In 1990 he founded the new music ensemble Alter Ego.

London based pianist and conductor Mark Knoop is known for his fearless performances and individual interpretations. He has commissioned and premiered countless new works and worked with many respected composers including Michael Finnissy, Joanna Bailie, Bryn Harrison, Johannes Kreidler, Matthew Shlomowitz, and Steven Kazuo Takasugi. His versatile technique and virtuosity also brings fresh approaches to the standard and 20th-century repertoire.


Laurence Crane Gli anni prog (2014)
Matthew Shlomowitz Left, Right, Up, Down, Pogo (2013)
Conlon Nancarrow Canon B (1988)
Howard Skempton Axis ‘90 (1990)
Howard Skempton Bagatelle (1985)
Beat Furrer presto (1997)


Manuel Zurria
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