Concert: Lockdown Wonders and Bird Portraits

Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Roderick Chadwick will give a concert October 21, 7pm at the Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths University of London, UK in a programme of contemporary works and premieres. With thanks for having the Lockdown Sketches as part of the concert!

Lockdown Wonders (works for solo violin) 2020-2021
Sadie Harrison: The River Dreams of Winter 
Roger Redgate: Caprice 4
Naki Hakim: Miroir
Gregory Rose: Peut-être Le Merle
Mihailo Trandafilovski: Grain & Song
Paul Pellay: Consolazione
David Hackbridge Johnson: Preludes for Charles II
Coreen Morsink: Lockdown Sketches
Tom Metcalf: Memories of a Pixelated River
Edward Cowie: Bird Portraits (Piano and Violin) 2020

This event is free and open to all.

Lockdown Sketches for violin, World premiere by Peter Sheppard Skaerved, May 29th, London, UK

With many thanks to Peter Sheppard Skaerved for his collaboration on my Lockdown Sketches for violin. It all started from contemplating on his drawing Door of the wind, 19 4 2020 and other sketches….and just kept on going like ‘this is the song that never ends…’ Have a look his art from 2020 here…/spring…/ and his concert series here.

Preludes & Vollenteries reviv’d!St

Mary Abchurch, London. Saturday May 29th 6pm

The first of four concerts – the return of Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s ‘Preludes & Vollenteries series. In association with ‘The Friends of the City Churches’Programme to include works by Biber, Baltsar, Purcell, Matteis


Coreen Morsink – ‘Lockdown Sketches’

This will be a socially distanced concert and there is a cap of 30 places available. Admission, payable on pre-booking £15 (£7 concessions)

Sneak preview play list with an ‘at the desk’ recording

A Stack of Human Dilemmas by Coreen Morsink, for violin and cello premiere, Thursday April 8th, 7pm EDT, Toronto, Canada played by Continuum Ensemble members Carol Fujino and Paul Widner.

My latest composition, A Stack of Human Dilemmas for violin and cello will premiere online, Thursday April 8th, 7pm EDT, Toronto, Canada played by Continuum Ensemble members Carol Fujino and Paul Widner. This work is based on a series of sculptures by artist Judith Morsink. Thanks to Continuum and the PIVOT programme for emerging Canadian composers held by the Canadian League of Composers

Details of the event: Continuum Contemporary Music – PIVOT Episode 1

Nine of the Sculptures by Judith Morsink which inspired the work

Time’s Doorway premiere by Ligeti Quartet in Workout! Sessions

An enormous thank you to the Ligeti Quartet for premiering my composition “Time’s Doorway” as part of their Workout! session series. I am truly grateful. The piece reflects on a quote by the ancient Greek philosopher Apollodorus who wrote (translated by M.L. West) “Who at such a time has come to the edge of the doorway?” Hence, the title “Time’s Doorway”.

LIgeti Quartet

Sarah Watts: Feed the Beast- Festival of the Mind

Honoured to have my composition “Song of the Polar Bear” for Contrabass Clarinet written for Sarah Watts as part of the Feed the Beast Live Event in the Festival of the Mind, University of Sheffield. Visuals are by Peter & Paul (Sheffield). Voice over narration Jon Iles. Live contrabass clarinet Sarah Watts. Music by John Stringer, Gareth Churchill, Coreen Morsink, Dan Di Maggio, James McIlwrath, Eric Egan, Amaan Khan, Maria Radeschi, Sarah Watts, Erik Janson, Paul Vowles.

To view the fantastic video featuring vulnerable and endangered species accompanied by Sarah Watts on the contrabass clarinet go to:

Hymn to Asclepius for solo violin as part of the Lockdown Sketches in collaboration with Peter Sheppard Skaerved

With another round of thanks to Peter Sheppard Skaerved for his vibrant and expressive playing of Hymn to Asclepius (as part of the Lockdown Sketches for violin) which is partially based on a reconstruction of a piece of music (Hymn to Asclepius) inscribed in stone found at Epidavrus. The inscription is dated from about the 3rd Century AD but is thought to have actually composed during the Hellenistic period. May we all have good health!