Central to Intermusica's long term mission is to bring new work and inspiring projects to new and existing audiences. See some of our highlights below.
We work with the world's most inspiring performers to bring exceptional events and projects to the world's stages.
These include new residencies and concert cycles, new commissions, bespoke recording models, pioneering educational projects and the licensing of film content.
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We work with composers, performers, venues and commissioners to bring the best new music into being. Some of our most exciting recent projects include:
Brett Dean Dramatis Personae (trumpet concerto) 2013 with soloist Hakan Hardenberger
Co-commissioned by Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Danish National Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Grafenegg Festival premiered as part of Dean’s 2013 residency
Further performances with Boston Symphony/ Nelsons, Sydney Symphony/ Dean, BBC Symphony/ Saraste, New Zealand Symphony/ Slobodeniuk, Toronto Symphony/ Dean.
Recording with Gothenburg Symphony/ Storgårds, autumn 2014
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: 10th Symphony
"Creativity, mortality and renewal: this was the collective message that imprinted itself on our hearts."
Observer, five stars, February 2014
Co-commissioned by London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia/Pappano, Tchaikovsky Symphony for premiere in 2014
LSO Live recording
Commissions for soloists: Colin Currie
Colin Currie – new works by James MacMillan, Steve Reich, Kalevi Aho, Jennifer Higdon, Einojuhani Rautavaara and others
Intermusica collaborates with Southbank Centre in London to jointly present the International Chamber Music Series in a partnership that dates back 25 years. The small ensemble series at the Queen Elizabeth is a core part of Southbank Centre’s classical music programming, hosting world class ensembles and soloists in up to 14 concerts every season.
The first ever chamber series at Southbank Centre, ICMS was created in 1990 when Intermusica worked together with the venue on an acclaimed long-term residency by the Alban Berg Quartet. The series grew to promote some classical music best-known names, including: Joshua Bell, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Mischa Maisky, Heinrich Schiff, Dame Felicity Lott, Andras Schiff, Alfred Brendel, Richard Goode, Stephen Hough, Emerson Quartet and Hagen Quartet.
The 2014/15 International Chamber Music Series featured concerts by Colin Currie, as part of his wider Southbank Centre, Metal Wood Skin; the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, performed by Renaud Capuçon and Frank Braley over three concerts; and a programme of Haydn, Ravel and Beethoven from the Emerson String Quartet.
In 2015/16, the series left the Queen Elizabeth Hall for the first time as the hall closed for refurbishment, with concerts presented at St John’s Smith Square and the Royal Festival Hall.
Launched in 2006, the London Symphony Orchestra's international residency at Salle Pleyel featured notable artists such as Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Maria-João Pires and Vadim Repin, among others.
Projects have included a three-year Beethoven cycle, two-part Prokofiev series and Gergiev's acclaimed Mahler cycle, in collaboration with the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Intermusica works with a variety of creative partners, including film companies, animators and projectionists to arrange the licensing of multimedia content for live productions.
Beethoven and Brahms symphony cycles in Europe in 2011 and 2012, and in autumn 2015 Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Kapellmeister Riccardo Chailly presented a Strauss Mozart cycle across Europe.
Spanning the 2003/04 season, the British Season at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw was a ground-breaking initiative. An epic 75 concerts were woven into all the strands of the Concertgebouw’s programming for season, making the festival unprecedented in its scale and ambition.
Alongside the creative planning, Intermusica dedicated several years of advance planning and managed the logistical organisation of the events.
Sixteen major British orchestras, baroque and choral groups crossed the channel for the festival including the Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony and Scottish Chamber orchestras, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, the Monteverdi Choir and many more. A roll call of internationally renowned British artists also performed, from conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle and Richard Hickox, to instrumentalists and singers that included Yan Pascal Tortelier, Maxim Vengarov and Ian Bostridge.
Intermusica offers a consultancy service to artists and ensembles who are wanting to explore new opportunities for their recording and media activity, where we can evaluate different business models to suits clients’ needs and present and deliver viable options. We developed a media plan in this way for the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
Over the course of three years, Intermusica developed a long-term Media & Recording plan for the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. We saw the opportunity to improve and consolidate the choir’s vast recording catalogue and to implement a strategy to bring together their recording and touring plans and we invested considerable time and research into the different possible approaches.
A five-year plan was created, which formed part of the College’s broader strategy for the Choir’s media activity, including web-casting of daily Chapel services. The recording label was launched in 2012 with a recording of the BBC service Nine Lessons & Carols followed by a pioneering recording of Mozart Requiem where a number of academic editions of the Requiem were recorded.
There have now been eight recordings and two DVD releases on the label, with many more in the pipeline.