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Composer: Watkins, Huw (b. 1976)

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Year of birth1976
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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LondonProm 28: Rachmaninov, Borodin & Huw Watkins

Takemitsu, Watkins, Rachmaninov, Borodin
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Tadaaki Otaka; Natalya Romaniw; Oleg Dolgov; Iurii Samoilov; BBC National Chorus of Wales

Los AngelesA Tribute to Oliver Knussen

Matthews C., Knussen, Grime, Watkins, Harvey
LA Phil New Music Group; Susanna Mälkki; Leila Josefowicz

New York CityTamsin Waley-Cohen, violin

Watkins, Beethoven, Debussy, Knussen, Elgar
Tamsin Waley-Cohen; Huw Watkins

ElieDUO

Duddell, Hosokawa, Grime, Watkins
Colin Currie; Huw Watkins
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Obsession, isolation and terror at the Royal College of Music

Richard Pinkstone (Sandy), James Atkinson (Blazes) and Timothy Edlin (Arthur), different cast © Chris Christodoulou
Two contemporary operas give us darkness and death in riveting, inexorable performances. 
****1
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Springtime for Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Ryan Wigglesworth conducts a Huw Watkins première and a grand-scale account of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
****1
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Tenderness and passion from Stile Antico and Fretwork

Stile Antico © Marco Borggreve
Ancient and modern Shakespeare settings, and music from Shakespeare's contemporaries given tender and passionate readings in a varied programme from Fretwork and Stile Antico.
*****
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Prom 37: a Watkins première

Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales © BBC|Mark Allan
Bright and energetic Walton and a promising, highly lyrical Concerto from Watkins, followed by taut Webern and commanding Brahms from Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
***11
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The Wonder of Will: Shakespeare through the prism in New York

Stile Antico © Marco Borggreve
A ravishing performance, with Shakespeare’s words delivered primarily through the prism of living composers.
****1
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