A new album of Gwyneth Walker’s chamber music, When the Spirit Sings, is being released by Centaur Records in 2016. Recorded by Musica Harmonia, it features many of Walker’s best-known string chamber works, including A Vision of Hills for piano trio, Letters to the World for piano quartet, and the title work When the Spirit Sings for piano trio. A newly-composed piece for string trio and clarinet entitled The Peacemakerscompletes the album.
Gwyneth Walker is currently on several new compositions in 2016, including a symphonic work for the Holyoke Civic Orchestra in Massachusetts, to be premiered in October of 2016, and various string chamber and orchestral works.
In honor of Igor Shcherbakov’s 60th birthday season 2015-16 starting last November, Ukraine has been celebrating the iconic composer with concerts of his music across the country. Shcherbakov is regarded as a leading international and Eastern European composer, teacher, and public figure. Currently he is the President of National Composers Union of Ukraine and teaches composition at the prestigious Ukrainian National Academy of Music. His growing catalog of works published exclusively by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing include:
Concerto for Flute, Percussion and Strings
Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Strings
Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Strings
L’abbraccio del Crocifisso for Harp
Penitential Verse: Chamber Symphony No. 1 for Violin and Strings
Tango Misterioso for Piano Trio
Warum: Chamber Symphony No. 5 for Strings