RSNO Composer’s Hub selects premiere by Daniel Kidane

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Composers’ Hub initiative has selected Daniel Kidane’s new work to premiere this autumn.

The short orchestral piece, titled Zulu, is inspired by the fighting spirit of the Bantu South African ethnic group.

Kidane was one of five UK composers selected for the Composer’s Hub in what will be its 175th year, and was asked to create this latest piece based around the subject of conflict.

It will make its first public performances at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in November this year.

Currently working towards a doctorate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Kidane praised the scheme as ‘vital’.

He said: ‘I’m very much looking forward to collaborating with the RSNO and hearing my piece Zulu come to life in their 2017/18 season.’

Zulu is set to be performed as part of a programme featuring Rachmaninov’s Vocalise and Shostakovich’s 12th symphony.

This season is run in partnership with Resonate, PRS Foundation’s initiative to encourage professional orchestras to perform British works composed in the last 25 years.

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