Charismatic and compelling on stage, SCO Principal Clarinet Maximiliano Martín is a superb concerto soloist. Here, he premieres Llanto (Lament), written especially for him by Lyell Cresswell whose own track record with concertos is formidable - including a commission for the BBC Proms. The drama of pitching soloist against orchestra inspires him to compose powerfully dramatic music. Award-winning young conductor Clemens Schuldt gives us playful (Stravinsky at his most hilarious) and ‘tragic’ – though Schubert’s Symphony has many more upbeat than sombre moments.
Composer insights: 6.30pm
Lyell Cresswell and Professor William Sweeney from the University of Glasgow discuss writing for the clarinet.
“Clemens Schuldt […] then delivered Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod with such delicately layered textures, such perfectly judged suspensions, and such nobility of expression that his win seemed a forgone conclusion.” The Independent
International soloist Maximiliano Martín has rapidly established himself as one of the most exciting and charismatic musicians of his generation. He combines his position of Principal Clarinet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with solo and chamber music engagements and masterclasses all around the world.