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Matthew Kaner joins JJMM for worldwide representation

It's a pleasure to announce that James Joslin Music Management will be representing composer Matthew Kaner worldwide from July.

Mine and Matthew's paths first briefly crossed in 2013 when London Sinfonietta commissioned his Chants whilst I was there working in my first role in the industry. Matthew's career continued to grow over the following decade with commissions and residencies, including BBC Radio 3's Embedded programme (in association with Sound and Music) which saw him in residence for the duration of the station's 70th anniversary celebrations writing works for Quatuor van Kuijk, the BBC Singers, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Trio Isimsiz and others.

In 2022, Pearl – a major 30-minute work for baritone, chorus and orchestra – was commissioned for the BBC Proms and premiered with Roderick Williams and the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth. Setting medieval poetry in a modern translation by Simon Armitage, Pearl was hailed as "spine-tingling… sparking electricity" (The Guardian) and "a fascinating response to this transcendental text" (Bachtrack). Other notable commissions include The Calligrapher's Manuscript (London Symphony Orchestra), Mosaic (Philharmonia Orchestra), Encounters (Lucerne Festival), Flight Studies: The Swift and the Kestrel (London Sinfonietta) and O Adonai (Siglo de Oro), among others.

An album of chamber works was recorded and released by Delphian Records in 2022 and features the musicians Mark Simpson, Daniel Lebhardt, Guy Johnston, Matthias Balzat, the Goldfield Ensemble, and Benjamin Baker. Matthew is currently writing a violin concerto for Baker, which will premiere on 17 & 18 January 2025 with the Amarillo Symphony, conducted by George Jackson. The concerto is a co-commission with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

I look forward to working with Matthew to develop future projects and in widely promoting his catalogue of music. You can view his works via the button below, otherwise get in touch to discuss his works further and to explore programming possibilities.

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