Jean-Michel Damase (1928-2013)
Trio, Op 1
Kamilla Dancsa flute
Simon Guemy cello
Anwen Mai Thomas harp
Christopher Mayo (b 1980)
200 PIECES It Could Be You Or You Or You (world premiere)
Zsuzsanna Szilágyi harp
Skaila Kanga (b 1946)
200 PIECES Beyond the Clouds (world premiere)
Esther Beyer harp
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
Sérénade, Op 30
Kamilla Dancsa flute
Elizabeth Jirickova violin
Hannah Roberts viola
Marc Trembovelski cello
Ersilia Mikrou harp
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Christopher Mayo is a Toronto-based composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal and electronic music. His work is characterised by its distinctive rhythmic language and wide range of diverse and eclectic inspirations.
Mayo's works have been commissioned and performed by ensembles including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Victoria Symphony, London Sinfonietta, Crash Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, and the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and Aurora orchestras, as well as Manchester Camerata where he was the Composer in Residence from 2012-13. His music has been conducted by Susanna Mälkki, François-Xavier Roth, Nicholas Collon and Bramwell Tovey. He has received performances at festivals including the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Marrakech Biennale, and the Aldeburgh and Cheltenham festivals.
Also noted for his work as a versatile orchestrator and arranger, Mayo has collaborated with artists including Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, R&B duo DVSN, throat-singer Tanya Tagaq, DJ King Britt, electronic artist Matthew Herbert and drum and bass star Goldie.
Mayo's music has been commercially recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra on its LSO Live label as well as by Aurora Orchestra for NMC Recordings. His music has been widely broadcast on television and radio including multiple broadcasts on BBC One, BBC Radio 3 and CBC Radio 2.
Mayo holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Julian Anderson, and a PhD from the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Philip Cashian.