John Oliver, composer

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Nation Youth Orchestra of Canada harp students premiere "Trembling Aspen"

Harp students Antoine Malette-Chénier and Ellen Gibling premiered my composition Trembling Aspen on July 5, 2013 at the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall at Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Listen to the youtube video here (but realize that the audio is mono so you won’t hear the separation of the two instruments, which is one of the engaging aspects of the piece). Read More...

Nicole Ge Li / Corey Hamm Piano and Erhu project (PEP)

Erhu player Nicole Ge Li and pianist Corey Hamm have teamed up to commission a series of new works for erhu and piano. Go to Nicole’s web site to learn more. I am honoured to be among the composers she has commissioned. On November 24, Corey and Nicole invited me to perform with them (guitar) on their recital at the UBC Recital Hall where Vancouver audiences were treated to the first fruits of this collaboration, featuring World Premieres of three new works I wrote especially for this concert: a duo for piano and guitar, a duo for erhu and guitar, and a trio for erhu, guitar, and piano. Read More...