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Patrick Nunn: Sprite

by Rosanna Ter-Berg

Sprite was completed in Nov 1998 and dedicated to Patrick's then six-month-old nephew. The piece portrays the playful and agile nature of a mythical sprite - qualities that he then associated with his wonderfully animated nephew.
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Rosanna Ter-Berg

Described as ‘outstanding’ (The Independent), with ‘razor sharp playing’ (The FT), Rosanna Ter-Berg, one of the UK’s leading young flautists, has performed in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall the Purcell Room and the Bridgewater Hall, as well as performing live on BBC Radio 3. Rosanna is an artist for the Park Lane Group and the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, and a recording artist for ABRSM’s new flute syllabus CDs (2014-17). She has recently begun collaborating with a number of composers who have been inspired to write for her including
Patrick Nunn, Thomas Oehler and Samantha Fernando.

In 2012, Rosanna won the Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists from Making Music and was selected for the Manchester Midday Concerts Society and the London Sinfonietta Academy, conducted by Elgar Howarth. She performed with the London Sinfonietta In last year’s proms. She has played concertos with the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong, the ESO, The Orchestra of Situation Opera, Barnet Symphony Orchestra and Leeds University Symphony Orchestra. Festival appearances have included the Sounds New Festival, and she was a ‘Serenata Star’ at the Serenata Festival.

Rosanna studied at Trinity College of Music with Anna Noakes, where she graduated with Distinction in her MMus and the highest performance mark in her faculty. Prior to Trinity, she studied Music at Leeds University (1st Class BMus) and Strasbourg Conservatoire. Her numerous awards include first prize in the ESO Soloist’s Competition and top prize at the British Flute Society’s Competition. She also won the Kenneth Loveland Gift, the Friends in New York of TCM London Award and the Edgar TP Comley Prize for Excellence.

Rosanna is passionate about music education and is the flute tutor at the Aberystwyth Music Festival. She has worked on music education projects for the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh Young Musicians/Dance East Academy, the London Sinfonietta (performing to Steve Reich at the RFH), the LPO, the NLO, Lontano, South West Music School and she was the under 5’s music leader for Hackney Music. Whilst at Trinity, Rosanna received generous sponsorship from The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, The Drapers Charitable Trust and The South Square Trust.


Patrick Nunn

Patrick Nunn (b.1969, Kent, UK) studied composition with Frank Denyer at Dartington College of Arts, Gary Carpenter at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, and Simon Bainbridge and Jonathan Harvey whilst completing his PhD in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music (funded by a PRS Scholarship).

He has been the recipient of many awards including the Birmingham New Millennium prize for Sentiment of an Invisible Omniscience (2010), the Alan Bush prize for Transilient Fragments (2008), a British Composers Award (solo/duet category) for Mercurial Sparks, Volatile Shadows (2006), and the BBC Radio 3 Composing for Children prize for Songs of Our Generation (1995).

Patrick’s music has been performed widely in the UK and on the continent and has featured at more than fifty festivals worldwide. He has worked with a diverse range of collaborators, including the BBC Concert Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Kreutzer Quartet, Thalia Myers, Piano Circus, Icebreaker, Ballet Rambert, Gogmagogs, Composers Ensemble and New London Children’s Choir.

Under the auspices of Tod Machover (MIT), Nunn, in his role as Hyperbow Researcher at the Royal Academy of Music, wrote two new works incorporating Diana Young’s (MIT) Hyperbow design: Gaia Sketches for solo cello and live electronics (finalist in the New Media category, British Composers Awards 2006); and Fata Morgana for cello, ensemble and live electronics. Nunn presented the collaborative process between composer and engineer in a research paper alongside Young at the 2006 NIME conference at IRCAM.

In addition to his extensive work as an educator, Nunn has recently completed two ABRSM commissions for their Spectrum series, as well as a new work for the Tempest Flute Trio. His work Prism was nominated for the solo/duo category for the 2009 British Composers Awards and Pareidolia I for bass clarinet, electronics and sensors has been shortlisted in the Sonic Arts category for the 2012 Awards. He currently holds the position of Lecturer in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. His music is published by Cadenza Music and the ABRSM, and also features on Red Sock Records (Music of the Spheres), NMC (Prism) and the Sfz label (Gonk).



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