Playlist: new classical picks


For this week’s playlist, PRS for Music’s classical account manager Harriet Wybor lets us in on some of the extraordinary new talent leading the way in British contemporary classical music.

Harriet manages PRS for Music’s relationships with composers, music publishers and the wider classical sector, leading a team of specialist relationship managers to provide business support to members across different genres.

She also curates a portfolio of development opportunities for composers including seminars, workshops, showcases and commissioning partnerships.

Below, you’ll hear a selection of pieces currently on her radar from composers including Robert Laidlow, Ella Jarman-Pinto, Rose Miranda, Robin Haigh – all of whom are at the forefront of UK composition right now.

Robert Laidlow – Lines Between

Eloise Gynn – Only Breath

Michael Cryne – Frost Flower (excerpt)

Ella Jarman-Pinto – Lamplight

George Stevenson – Algol

Sarah Lianne Lewis – Is There No Seeker Of Dreams That Were (excerpt)

Lisa Robertson – Machair

Matthew Olyver – Altair

Rose Miranda Hall – Look At Those Fingers (extract from Dead Equal)

Robin Haigh – Aesop