Kevin Leomo is a Glasgow-based composer who writes primarily for acoustic instrumental forces. He graduated with an MMus in composition from the University of Glasgow under the supervision of Professor Bill Sweeney and Dr. Jane Stanley. Kevin is currently undertaking doctoral studies with Jane Stanley, focussing on cross-cultural composition.
Kevin Leomo is a Glasgow-based composer who who writes primarily for acoustic instrumental forces. His works have been performed by Psappha Ensemble, Ensemble Okeanos, Oregon Composers’ Symposium Guest Artists, Ensemble Móbile, TaiHei Ensemble, and Glasgow New Music Expedition.
Kevin graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MMus in composition by research, completed under the supervision of Professor Bill Sweeney and Dr. Jane Stanley. Kevin is now undertaking doctoral studies with Jane Stanley, with his research investigating aspects of cross- cultural composition. Kevin is a graduate teaching assistant for the course Composition in the Classroom.
Kevin has attended conferences and courses including Sound Thought, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium with James MacMillan, British Forum for Ehtnomuiscology and Royal Musical Association joint Research Students’ Conference, CoMA Composition Course with Alasdair Nicolson, and Psappha Ensemble Composing for Flute Scheme.
In addition to composition, Kevin is interested in music education and has participated in projects at both primary and secondary school level. During his master’s, Kevin worked closely with his supervisor to implement a composition mentoring scheme which involved students from Glasgow secondary schools who were provided tuition on a regular basis.
Kevin is also passionate about the promotion of postgraduate practice and research in music. Since 2015, he has been involved with Sound Thought, an annual postgraduate-run conference and festival of music and sound research, composition, and performance. In 2016, Kevin facilitated the premiere of four new works by Glasgow New Music Expedition. Kevin was committee chair for Sound Thought 2017 and oversaw the tenth anniversary of Sound Thought.
Programme to include:
Wasson Curtain Call
Copland ‘Buckaroo and Hoe Down’ from Rodeo Suite
Whitacre Lux Aurumque
Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from On The Town
This jam-packed programme celebrates music from, and influenced by America, including works by Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. RCS brass student Jordan Robertson will feature as trombone soloist on Cook’s Bolivar.
Fri 18 Oct / 1pm
£5 – £10.50 (£8.50 concession)
Alastair Savage (fiddle) with Alice Allen (cello)
Fiddle player Alastair Savage was born and raised in Ardrossan, on the Ayrshire coast. He attended the Douglas Academy Music School before going to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music before joining the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his orchestral career, he also works regularly with other groups throughout the country, both as a chamber musician and as a traditional fiddle player.
Alice Allen is from Aberdeenshire and formerly young artist in residence with the Scottish Ensemble. Now one of Scotland’s top freelance cellists, she works with many of the country’s leading performing groups including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Brodick Quartet.
They say that travel broadens the mind. For James Mackenzie, the raw and vulnerable singer/songwriter from the Scottish Highlands now calling Nurnberg his home, it’s also broadened his musical horizons.
Moving from Inverness to the continent in 2017, James has already dragged his music – achingly honest, relatable accounts of his and his loved ones’ triumphs and struggles that bypass the ears of the listener to hit them straight in the heart – across the length and breadth of Germany. Already he has played more than 100 gigs in all corners of the country, drawing appreciative crowds wherever he finds himself.
Music for the film Scapa 100 by Gemma McGregor
The Selecter have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The Selecter will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. They will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the nights.
The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene – she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska. Not only a crucial figure in the music community, Black is also a published author, gifted actress and a celebrated style icon.
Alastair Savage (fiddle) and Alice Allen (cello)
For our second concert in the Hilary Rosin Coffee Concert series we see students from RCS and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance collaborate in a performance of multiple keyboards!
Sun 20 Oct / 11.30am
£5 – £10.50 (£8.50 concessions)
Mozart Fantasia in F minor
Bax Lyrical Interlude
Lutoslawski Four Silesian Melodies for four violins
Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major