News - Francisco Coll

Francisco Coll awarded prestigious ICMA Award

  • February 24, 2019
Francisco Coll awarded prestigious ICMA Award. More info:

'Mural' at the BBC Proms 2017

  • April 21, 2017
UK premiere of ‘Mural’ at the BBC Proms 2017. More info:

Fortissimo Spring 2017

  • March 24, 2017 Since signing with Faber Music in 2011, Spanish composer Francisco Coll has gone from strength to strength. In his recent work, which takes in everything from huge orchestral statements to intricate miniatures, one finds an extraordinary...

'Four Iberian Miniatures' at the BBC Proms 2016

  • July 30, 2016
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D major, ‘Classical’ Francisco Coll Four Iberian Miniatures (London premiere) Thomas Adès Lieux retrouves (UK premiere of version with orchestra) Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F major More info:

'Hyperlude IV' is now avalilable to download

  • April 26, 2016
Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta, the Hyperlude IV was premiered at Kings Place, London on 25 March 2015 by the violinist Thomas Gould. The piece is part of a series of short pieces for solo violin and could be understood as a contemporary ‘Partita’. To date Francisco Coll has com...

Hidd'n Blue with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra/Gustavo Gimeno

  • May 11, 2015
Hidd’n Bue will have the German premiere with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Gimeno. Hidd’n Blue, composed for the London Symphony Orchestra, has since been taken up across Europe, including performances with the Luxembourg Philharmonic, SWR Sinfoniorchester Baden-Baden...

Café Kafka (trailer)

  • April 23, 2014
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Sentational premiere of Coll's opera Café Kafka

  • March 21, 2014
by Sonia Stevenson   Francisco Coll’s first opera, the one-act Café Kafka, set the music world alight at its recent premiere with press asking if ‘Could Coll be the composer Spain has long been waiting ...

El Pais: "La música sinfónica no tiene por qué llenar estadios" (In Spanish)

  • January 26, 2014
El joven compositor valenciano ha estrenado algunas de sus piezas con prestigiosas orquestas. by Kristin Suleng 3 ENE 2014 To read click here:

Hidd'n Blue at Aix-en-Provence Festival this summer (in French)

  • January 10, 2014
  Après Kristjan Järvi, François-Xavier Roth et Gianandrea Noseda, c’est au tour du chef français Alain Altinoglu de diriger la session symphonique d’été de l’Orchestre des jeunes de la Méditerranée. Le programme rend hommage à Richard Strauss dont on célèbre les 150 ans de ...

Aurum at Roosevelt University of Chicago

  • October 25, 2013
  Nov 13 Roosevelt University of Arts (Chicago, USA) Nov 14 New Trier High School in Winnetka (Chicago, USA) Nov 15 Oak Park River Forest High School (Chicago, USA)   Trumpets: Charles Roberts and Eriko Shibata Horn: Shiang Lin Trombone: Zhen Lei Tuba: Javier Monteagudo

Piedras at New Music Festival Arëna of Latvia

  • September 24, 2013
  NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL ARĒNA. TWITTER-OPERA NOSTRA CULPA 18 October, 7pm, Design Factory D.FAB New Music festival Arēna   Iris Oja, mezzo-soprano Guna Āboltiņa, cello  Conductor Normunds Šnē Sinfonietta Rīga   Programme: Eugene Birman Nostra culpa Magnus Lindberg Jubilees Witold Lutos...

Café Kafka, chamber opera in one act.

  • September 13, 2013
by Sonia Stevenson     An opera commission is a rare thing for a young composer, but perhaps in the case of the precociously talented Francisco Coll, not such a surprise. Coll is currently working on a chamber opera to be performed at Aldeburgh, Opera North and the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera Hou...

‘Ad Marginem’ (At the margin) – a viola concerto about ‘mass culture’

  • September 13, 2013
by Sonia Stevenson Francisco Coll has found much affinity recently with the concerto genre – his piano concertino No seré yo quien diga nada and trombone concerto Tapias display a striking interpretation of the form – and so it was with relish that he undertook a commission from the London Sin...

New Opera for 2014

  • April 12, 2013
  by Sonia Stevenson   Further confirmation of Francisco Coll’s growing reputation has come with the announcement that he has been commissioned to write a chamber opera for performance at Aldeburgh, Opera North and the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House in the 2013/2014 season. The new w...

Coll's clarinet quintet performed at Wigmore Hall

  • April 10, 2013
  by Sonia Stevenson   Following several performances in 2011 (at the Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence and Verbier festivals), Francisco Coll’s clarinet quintet Sguardo verso l’interno (‘Look Inward’) reaches London’s Wigmore Hall on 29 April in a performance by Park Lane Group artis...

SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg record ‘Hidd’n Blue’

  • March 1, 2013
  © Klaus Polkowski   by Sonia Stevenson   Coll’s 6-minute Hidd’n Blue is a perfect concert opener; it is ‘3D music for a virtuoso orchestra’ says Coll. The critically-acclaimed work was premiered in 2012 by the London Symphony Orchestra and has recently been recorded by th...

Untold sound territories (in Spanish)

  • December 7, 2012
  por Juan Manuel Játiva   Se titula Piedras y para el compositor valenciano Francisco Coll (Valencia, 1985) supuso el salto definitivo a la escena internacional, con el apoyo del prestigioso creador británico Thomas Adés. De hecho, Coll es el único autor español y casi el único n...

World premiere of Piano Concertino

  • September 26, 2012
©Natxo Francés   by Sonia Stevenson   In April Francisco Coll’s new 10-minute work for piano and orchestra, No seré yo quien diga nada (‘I’m not saying nothing’), was premiered by the renowned pianist Nicolas Hodges and the Valencia Youth Orchestra, with whom Coll is currently c...
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