The London Sinfonietta's mission is to place the best contemporary classical music at the heart of today's culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent.
The ensemble is Resident Orchestra at Southbank Centre with headquarters at Kings Place, and continues to take the best contemporary music to venues and festivals across the UK and worldwide with a busy touring schedule. Since its inaugural concert in 1968 - giving the world premiere of Sir John Tavener's The Whale - the London Sinfonietta's commitment to making new music has seen it commission over 300 works, and premiere many hundreds more.
The core of the London Sinfonietta is 18 Principal Players, representing some of the best solo and ensemble musicians in the world. The ensemble has just launched its Emerging Artists Programme, which will give professional musicians at the start of promising and brilliant careers the opportunity to work alongside those Principal Players on stage across the season.
The London Sinfonietta's recordings present a catalogue of 20th-century classics, on numerous prestigious labels as well as the ensemble's own London Sinfonietta Label. Most recently, a performance of Philip Cashian's Piano Concerto was released on NMC.
This latest release in our Sinfonietta Shorts series is by synesthetic composer, Deborah Pritchard. The work for solo violin is inspired by images of the Aurora taken from the International Space Station. The colours, and their positions, influence the flow, dynamics and structure of this composition, which is beautifully played by London Sinfonietta's Principal Violinist, Jonathan Morton.
Inside Colour was recorded on 13 June 2016 at All Saints East Finchley, London.
Recording Producer & Engineer: David Lefeber