British cellist and composer Peter Gregson will perform in Odessa. September 19, as part of the “Autumn Seasons” of the Odessa Classics Festival
Born in Edinburgh in 1987, Peter Gregson is a cellist and composer working at the forefront of the new music scene. He is developing as one of the most versatile and innovative performers of the solo cello repertoire, with over a hundred performances across Europe and the US under his belt and with further invitations from collaborators and institutions around the world, Gregson is not only in demand for his musical and technological interpretations, but also as a speaker at conferences on topics ranging from innovation in the arts to digital culture.
Peter Gregson is the leader of the Recomposed composer movement alongside Max Richter and the author of music for many films and series.
On September 19, 2021, British cellist and composer Peter Gregson, one of the leading European composers and cellists, leader of the Recomposed composer movement along with Max Richter, will perform in Odessa. The event will take place as part of the “Autumn Seasons” of the Odessa Classics International Music Festival.
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Peter Gregson writes music for theater and ballet productions, films and series. His compositions are in the movie “Blackbird” with Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet, “A Little Chaos” by Alan Rickman, in the series “New Pope” by Paolo Sorrentino, “Bridgertons”. The musician also creates music for fashion brands, including Dior, Burberry, Balenciaga, Ralph Lauren, and Ballet BC, Joffrey Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and more.
As a cellist, Peter Gregson has performed in some of the finest concert halls in the world, from the Royal Albert Hall in London to the Elbe Philharmonic in Hamburg. His concert at the Capitol Studios in Hollywood in January 2021 came out as a video.
In 2021, the “Autumn Seasons” of the Odessa Classics Festival are dedicated to the art of Lithuania. On this occasion, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra will arrive in Ukraine for the first time. On September 19, under the direction of composer and conductor Gediminas Helgotas, the orchestra will present a program dedicated to the latest trend of modern classics the “Recomposed” genre, which is a rethinking of classical musical heritage by leading contemporary composers.
The event will feature fragments of Vivaldi Recomposed by the leader of this movement Max Richter, his latest work, “Beethoven. Opus 2020”, a rethinking of Bach by Peter Gregson and the works of the Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas.
Also on Friday, February 19th, Gediminas Gelgotas’ music will be presented for international audiences at the ARTE Television program Europe at Home, hosted by the famous violinist David Hope. It is the first time Mr. Hope will be performing Gelgotas’ music. During the 40 minute TV show, Daniel Hope will perform To the Skies and Transitory by Gelgotas’. Gediminas will also perform two piano preludes of M. K. Čiurlionis and Cadenza and Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean with the Lithuanian violinist, concertmaster of the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO Augusta Jusionyte.