Latest News about Roxanna
Roxanna in Wonderland!
March 2015

On Saturday 21st March, violinist Matthew Trussler and pianist Ashley Wass will premiere Roxanna's "Down the Rabbit Hole" - the first of 12 commissions in a fantastic multi-composer (inc. Sally Beamish, Stephen Hough & Elvis Costello) project, in aid of the Lenny Trussler Children's Foundation. Catch that rabbit at Guildford International Music Festival - more details here!

Dance of Life in New York!
February 2015

Roxanna's Dance of Life:Tallinn Mass (www.tallinnmass.com) will receive it's US premiere with the dynamic Choral Chameleon, Empire City Men's Chorus, Choir of St Paul's and St Paul's Orchestra at New York's DiMenna Center (Manhattan) and also stars the gorgeous Heather Meyer as"Life". Staged and choreographed by Natalie Greene, this promises to show Roxanna's working a light never previously seen... Be there or VERY SQUARE indeed! 8th and 12th March - more details & tickets here!

Rox Stops a Critic's Heart!!
February 2015

"... a wonderfully warm work of immense emotional sincerity interweaving two deeply-felt poems of lovers’ separations. Panufnik’s well-layered choral textures combined with adroit imagery from a tiny instrumental group to create a heart-stopping 10 minutes." So wrote Christopher Morely from the Birmingham Post, about "Since we Parted" commissioned and premiered beautifully by Jeffrey Skidmore CBE and Ex Cathedra on 31st January, 2015 - read more here.

Tugging your heart/harp strings in Birmingham!
January 2015

Roxanna's next premiere is with Ex Cathedra on 31st January, 2015, at Birmingham's Town Hall (details and tickets: excathedra.co.uk/new-jerusalem/). "Since we Parted" is a hugely emotional work for choir and ensemble (starring the harp, of course!) about love between a couple separated by World War I. The concert will feature another world premiere with James MacMillan's "Seven Angels" - two premieres for the price of one!

Panufnik Centenary Culmination: Be there to celebrate!!
November 2014

On Sunday 30th June, the Panufnik Family and the Brodsky Quartet will co-host a fabulous festive day at London's King's Place, to celebrate Andrzej Panufnik's centenary year! Co-curated by pianist Clare Hammond and the Brodskys, a Warsaw Cabaret Evening with Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood & the Brodsky Quartet will round off a day of concerts, talks and film screenings. Come and join us for the party! More details: www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/curated-weeks/panufnik-100-a-family-celebration#.VFfCMUsTnnk

Fireworks & FAFF in Malvern!
October 2014

The Fine Arts Brass Ensemble will give the world premiere of "FAFF" (Fine Arts FanFare) at Autumn in Malvern Festival on Saturday 18th October. Brace yourselves for technological fireworks! More details www.malvernfestival.co.uk/index.html

Eastern Europe - Middle Eastern!
October 2014

Super-pianist Tatiana Primak Khoury will give the Lebanese premiere of Polish folk-inspired Second Home (piano solo version) alongside other works including Rautavaara, Saygun and Chopin on 8th & 11th November at the Balamand University and Pierre Aboukhater Theatre (Beirut), respectively. Sounds like a fascinating evening!

Rocking Reviews for Dreamscape CD!
May 2014

Both The Independent on Sunday and The Observer have given Dreamscape 4 stars! Fiona Maddocks, in the latter, says: "This is intensely personal music-making, beautifully performed." Read the full article here.

"Ecstatic, affirmative…brilliantly performed…sensationally recorded"
February 2014

Out on 3rd February, Roxanna's new Warner Classics CD DANCE OF LIFE Tallinn Mass has already been receiving rave reviews (click HERE to read her favourite!) - go to www.tallinnmass.com for further details, videos and where to buy!

Zen Love Song LIVE to picture!
January 2014

On Tuesday 7th January the Concordia Foundation will present VOCES8 singing Roxanna's Zen Love Song live to the background of VJ Mischa Ying's animation of the piece. The Eastern-themes concert will take place at St Martin's-in-the-Fields in Central London. Click here for more details. 

Hear a sample from Roxanna's "Beastly Tales" CD - The Crocodile and the Monkey